China trying to undermine United States defence industry: Pentagon

US flags are during a signing ceremony in Beijing China

According to Pence, Beijing is pursuing a "comprehensive and coordinated campaign" to undermine support for U.S. President Donald Trump, in retaliation for Trump's tough stand toward China on trade issues.

Pence also accused Beijing of showing its "aggression" when a Chinese navy vessel recently sailed in the dispute-ridden South China Sea near the USS Decatur destroyer, which according to USA officials had to make a quick detour to avoid collision.

The comments follow Trump's announcement last week at the United Nations that China is seeking to interfere in the U.S.'s midterm elections slated for early November.

Other countries have also responded to the administration's aggressive trade policies by imposing tariffs on US farm products, in hopes of swaying public sentiment in rural states that were central to Trump's election.

"We remain committed to continuing an active dialogue with members from both sides of the aisle, working proactively with Congress on a variety of issues, explaining how our products help millions of American consumers and businesses, and answering questions as they arise", Pichai had then said in a statement.

He said that Chinese security agencies have masterminded "the wholesale theft of American technology".

Speaking before the Economic Club of Washington, Kudlow - with echoes of the Iraq war - spoke of a "trade coalition of the willing to confront China". "We will not relent unless our relationship with China is founded on fairness, reciprocity, and respect for our sovereignty", he said.

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Pence was to deliver an address at the Hudson Institute think tank in Washington, which is likely to increase tensions between the United States and China beyond trade disputes.

The Vice President while accusing China of military aggression, said that "Beijing was using its power like never before".

Referring to the news reports that the Trump administration considered banning Chinese students from studying at American universities, Cui said if it is true, this is a very risky situation because so many Chinese students are studying here, and a growing number of American students are studying in China.

"China wants a different American President", Pence said.

In his remarks, Pence will quote an assessment from the USA intelligence community that "China is targeting US, state and local governments and officials to exploit any divisions between federal and local levels on policy".

He pointed to a skirmish earlier this week in the South China Sea in which a Chinese navy vessel came within 45 yards of a USA warship on a routine mission to protect freedom of navigation.

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"Beijing compelled Delta Airlines to publicly apologize for not calling Taiwan a "province of China" on its website".

"It is very ridiculous for the US side to stigmatize its normal exchanges and cooperation with China as China interfering in its internal affairs and elections", she added. And we will work with leaders at every level of society to defend our national interests and most cherished ideals.

"It's not even the same thing as the election interference", Watts said.

Washington has long cited China as a major culprit in the hacking of USA government and corporate databases.

"Despite such reckless harassment, the United States Navy will continue to fly, sail and operate wherever worldwide law allows and our national interests demand", Pence said.

"China has launched an unprecedented attempt to influence public opinion", as well as to the midterm election in 2018, and the election of the President of the United States in 2020, said Pence.

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