Foreign Ministry spokesperson Liu Jianchao on Monday refuted a recent US report that he said smeared China and interfered in China's internal affairs.
"China sternly opposes the report and has lodged strong representations to the US side," said Liu when asked to comment on the recent annual report presented to the US Congress by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
The report criticized China's economic and trade policies, intellectual property rights and other issues, saying China has posed threat to the US in the security sector. It suggested the US government and Congress take actions and exert more pressures on China.
Liu said the commission ignored China's progress and development in politics, economic, social affairs and other causes and stuck to bias.
It flagrantly interfered in China's internal affairs and smeared China, Liu said.
They intended to set obstacles for the China-US cooperation in extensive fields through misleading the general public, Liu said, warning that such a plot is doomed to fail.
(Xinhua News Agency November 20, 2007)