China: the U.S. meddles in the internal affairs and damage confidence

China is deeply concerned about the US's "negative words and actions" on Hong kong, says president Xi. China's president, Xi Jinping, accusing the US of i

China: the U.S. meddles in the internal affairs and damage confidence

China is deeply concerned about the US's "negative words and actions" on Hong kong, says president Xi.

China's president, Xi Jinping, accusing the US of interfering in China's internal affairs.

he did Friday, in a telephone conversation with his us counterpart, Donald Trump, writes the news agency Xinhua.

Xi said to Trump that China is deeply concerned about "the negative words and actions" from the us compared to Taiwan, Hong kong, Tibet and Xinjiang province, writes the chinese state news agency.

- These actions have been interference in China's internal affairs, has damaged China's interests and undermined the mutual trust and cooperation between the two sides, writes Xinhua.

It caused anger in China as Trump last month signed a law, which opens the possibility of introduction of sanctions against officials deemed responsible for human rights violations in Hong kong.

President Xi expressed at the same time hope that the two leaders can keep the communication channels open, writes the news agency.

Trump writes on Twitter that there is "progress" for Hong kong, which he discussed with president Xi.

The u.s. president writes that he "had a very good talk with president Xi," on the trade agreement between the two countries.

the Telephone conversation between the two leaders takes place a week after the first phase of a trade agreement, must complete the 18-month trade dispute, is largely in place. After minor adjustments awaiting only the signatures of the two parties, said the UNITED states trade representative earlier in the week.

/ritzau/Reuters

Updated Date: 20 December 2019, 19:00

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