The Chinese foreign ministry has called on the nations of the Five Eyes alliance to enter the 21st century and stop viewing Beijing as the Qing Dynasty, after the allied countries successively accused China of human rights abuses.
Speaking at a regular news conference on Wednesday, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying urged the nations of the Five Eyes alliance (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA) to stop interfering in China’s internal affairs.
Questioning the legitimacy of these nations to call out China for alleged human rights abuses, the spokeswoman stated “the UN has more than 190 member states. Several allies such as the “Five Eyes Alliance” cannot represent the international community.
Hua said the Five Eyes nations needed to move into the 21st century and realize the China of today is very different to the Qing Dynasty.
She claimed the five-nation grouping is reminiscent of the Eight-Nations alliance which invaded and plundered northern China in 1900. Beijing denies any wrongdoing and has urged the West to stop interfering in China’s internal affairs.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point Asia News 2021.