New Delhi, Sept 26: United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday told the United Nations Security Council that China is attempting to interfere in the midterm US congressional elections slated to be held in November, 2018.
The allegations of Trump comes in the backdrop of an escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing, with both the nations slapping tariffs on trade goods worth over $600-billion. Trade War: US-China Trade Talks Hit a Roadblock as Negotiations Between the Two Countries Halts Completely.
The US President said China wants the Republicans to be defeated as he has emerged the first American head of state in last two decades who has challenged the "unfair trade policies" of Beijing.
"Regrettably, we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election coming up in November against my administration," Trump told the Security Council.
"They do not want me or us to win because I am the first president ever to challenge China on trade," Trump said, further adding that he would win the upcoming polls irrespective of Bejing's alleged meddling bid.
Notably, Trump's victory in the 2016 presidential polls of the US had invited allegations of "Russian meddling" from the Democrats. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is currently probing the extent to which Moscow influence the American electorate, and whether they were directly linked to the Trump campaign committee.