China News Service, Beijing, April 11 (Reporter Zhang Su Xing Chong) Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian hosted a regular press conference on the 11th.

  A reporter asked: According to reports, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the US Senate recently held a hearing on China-Latin America relations.

During the period, the relevant US senators and the heads of the US State Department, the Agency for International Development, and the International Development Finance Corporation said that China has harmed the economic development interests of Latin American countries and threatened regional democracy through means such as the "Belt and Road" initiative, disinformation propaganda, and manipulation of monitoring telecommunications equipment. , freedom and security, the United States will boycott it by hosting the Ninth Summit of the Americas.

What is China's comment?

  Zhao Lijian: The remarks made by the relevant US personnel are pure rumors and smears.

  China and Latin American and Caribbean countries are both developing countries.

China always upholds the concepts of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit, win-win cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, and conducts cooperation with Latin America on the basis of respecting each other's needs and interests.

Since the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, China has strongly supported regional countries in fighting the epidemic, restoring economic and social development, and ensuring the improvement of people's livelihood, which has been widely welcomed by regional countries.

  Cooperation between the international community and the Latin American side can go hand in hand, complement and promote each other.

China is willing to carry out trilateral cooperation and multi-party cooperation on the basis of respecting the will of countries in the region, so as to make the cake of interests bigger and achieve win-win and win-win results.

  Relevant US personnel should take off their "colored glasses", abandon the outdated "Monroe Doctrine" complex and Cold War mentality, and stop spreading false information about China, stop "coercing" Latin American countries to choose sides, and stop sowing discord between China and Latin America.