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Beijing_ China criticized today that the United States took its hostility to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit and break the harmony of a fórum summoned to deepen regional integration, Prensa Latina reports

Geng Shuang, spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry, said in a press conference that U.S. Vice-president Mike Pence, with his statements only showed anger against the Asian giant and led to disagreements and conflicts between those who wanted to close common stands to expand collaboration in the bloc.

'The Asia-Pacific region is home to many neighboring nations, not a battlefield where some struggle to be winners. APEC is a platform to deepen cooperation, not a place to criticize', he asserted.

The spokesperson assured that China, in the voice of President Xi Jinping, went to the summit looking for consensus, not to confront anyone or compete for a geostrategic position.

'We expect the United States can work with China and other parties with respect to diversity IN Asia-Pacific, promote cooperation and build economic integration based on confidence and mutual benefit', he added.

On Saturday, Pence was given the stand immediately after Xi Jinping in Papua New Guinea to transmit a belligerent message that only showed obstination of his government to exacerbate tensions between Washington and Beijing.

The Vice-president stressed that the White House will maintain its hostile stand against China, threatened to double tariffs on imports under the pretext of rebalancing the trade balance and criticized the initiative of the Belt and Route.

However, he presented the United States with the imagwe of a partner 'open and transparent', who does not coerce, corrupts or puts Independence at risk' of any nation.

After that he defiantly dialogued later in Port Moresby with representatives of the island of Taiwan, which China considers an inalienable part of its territory.

Experts and international media agree that this attitude tarnished the appointment and prevented the formation of a final declaration with favorable consensus for APEC, an important international player because it represents 60 percent of the Gross Domestic Product and more than half of the world's trade.

The bloc -founded in 1989- gathers a market of some 2.8 billion consumers, that is, 40 percent of the global population.

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