‘Breaking their own rules!’ China sends warning to US over Afghanistan after Harris dig

China criticises Joe Biden's actions in Afghanistan

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Speaking on Tuesday, Wang Wenbin, the spokesman for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the USA was responsible for the “suffering” of the Afghan people through their military intervention in the country. He went on to brand the US of breaking the rules they make before claiming the USA have behaved “wantonly” in Afgahnistan. His strict warning follows comments made by Kamala Harris where she declared grave concerns over China’s behaviour in the South China Sea.

Mr Wenbin slammed: “The current events in Afghanistan clearly tell us what the rules and order the US speaks of are.

“The US can wantonly conduct military intervention in a sovereign country…

“And does not need to be responsible for the suffering of the people in that country!”

The comments come as US Vice President Kamala Harris slammed China for their multiple claims and dangerous activity in asserting their dominance in the South China Sea.

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Appearing at a press conference in Singapore on Tuesday, Kamala Harris stressed how the USA’s allies in the region will stand up to China.

Harris said: “Beijing’s actions continue to undermine the rules based order and threaten the sovereignty of nations.

“The United States stands with our allies and partners in the face of these threats.”

It comes as China have clashed with Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines over the level of ownership each country has to the South China Sea, a body of water the regional powers all have claims to.

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The Vice President later held a meeting with business leaders from the region on how the USA maintain trade access to the region, despite mounting tensions with China.

Her comments come as Harris sparked a backlash after she was filmed laughing at a reporter who asked her a question about the unfolding crisis in Afghanistan as she travelled to Singapore on Sunday.

She was asked: “What is your response to reports of Americans…

But before the reporter could finish the question the Vice President replied laughing: “Hold on, hold on, hold on… Slow down, everybody!

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“I want to talk about two things. First, Afghanistan, we couldn’t have a higher priority right now.

Ms Harris added: “And in particular high priority is making sure that we safely evacuate American citizens, Afghans who worked with us, Afghans at risk, including women and children, and that is one of our highest if not the highest priority right now.

”And it’s a big area of focus for me in the past days and weeks, and will continue to be.”

Kamala Harris arrived in Singapore on Sunday for a week-long trip to Asia which includes a stop in Vietnam where she will meet with officials in the region to discuss Asian affairs.

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