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Chinese ambassador to US denies accusations of election meddling

Chinese ambassador to US denies accusations of election meddling
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Cui Tiankai, the Chinese ambassador to the United States, on Sunday denied that China has meddled in U.S. elections, calling the accusations "groundless."

Tiankai said on "Fox News Sunday" that China has a longstanding position that it does not interfere in the internal matters of other nations.

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“We have been consistent in this position. We have a very good track record," he added.

His comments come after Vice President Pence earlier this month accused China of interfering in U.S. elections with the intention of hurting President Trump and aiding Democrats.

"To put it bluntly, President TrumpDonald John TrumpVenezuela judge orders prison time for 6 American oil executives Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation MORE’s leadership is working; China wants a different American president," he said during an event at the conservative Hudson Institute.

China foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying in a statement earlier this month disputed Pence's claims, saying that he "slandered China."

"The relevant speech made unwarranted accusations against China's domestic and foreign policies and slandered China by claiming that China meddles in US internal affairs and elections," she said in the statement.

"This is nothing but speaking on hearsay evidence, confusing right and wrong and creating something out of thin air. The Chinese side is firmly opposed to it," she continued.