Speaking at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Trump claimed, without offering evidence, that China was attempting to interfere with the upcoming midterm congressional elections. "We refuse to accept any unwarranted accusations against China, and we call on other countries to also observe the purposes of the United Nations charter and not interfere in other countries' internal affairs".
"Regrettably, we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election", Trump said on Wednesday.
Later Wednesday, at a lengthy news conference in which he took questions on everything from his embattled Supreme Court nominee to trade with North Korea, Trump said that China "would like to see me lose an election" and that no country has ever stood up to China like his administration.
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who was also in attendance at the UN Security Council session, refuted Trump's claim.
Opening the UN Security Council meeting in NY, which was held to discuss countering nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, Mr Trump accused China of trying to interfere, without providing specific evidence.
"China placing ads in American newspapers, can the U.S.do the same in China?" one user asked.
Trump says the heads of states and delegates in the audience "weren't laughing at me". He tweeted a picture of the Des Moines Register showing a stand-alone supplement with an advertisement from the China Daily warning that Trump's tariffs would be disastrous for Iowa farmers.
The official added that Chinese state-run media agencies operating in the USA need to be registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, a law that would treat them as lobbyists working for a foreign entity. "Did that constitute China interfering in USA elections?" China, on the other hand, is interfering on behalf of Trump's opponent, according to the president.
He also condemned violence in the ongoing bloody civil war in Syria, saying that the "butchery is enabled by Russian Federation and Iran".
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In August, Mr Trump's National Security Advisor, John Bolton, said Russia, North Korea and Iran are also being suspected of "interfering" in the USA midterms on November 6.
United States intelligence agency conclusions that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 USA presidential vote have hung over Trump's presidency.
Trump has suggested previously that China would work to damage Republicans in November.
Mr Trump also waded into thorny Middle East politics, endorsing the two-state solution to bring an end to the decades-long conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Although some journalists in the US have criticized the practice as unethical, it has become common for countries and companies to strike deals for this kind of paid content that does not go through a newspaper's editorial channels.
The WTO chief also warned that US trade policy would be a "challenge to basic principles" of worldwide exchange. -China trade war. China placed tariffs on USA agricultural imports in response to the Trump administration's own tariffs on Chinese goods - a fact the paid China Daily insert highlighted.
China's state-run tabloid, the Global Times, accused Trump of concocting a "creative campaign strategy to connect China with the USA midterms".
"I hope the restraint continues", he said.
"From what I hear, if you look at Mr. Pillsbury, the leading authority on China ... he was saying that China has total respect for Donald Trump and for Donald Trump's very, very large brain".
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