Courtesy of the South China Morning Post

China has rejected US President Donald Trump’s call to investigate his Democrat rival Joe Biden and Biden’s son, saying Beijing had no intention of intervening in US domestic affairs.

“China has long pursued the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries,” foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Tuesday.

“We have no intention of intervening in the domestic affairs of the United States. Our position is consistent and clear.”

Trump’s call for China to investigate the Bidens came ahead of trade negotiations between the two nations on Thursday and Friday. Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He will lead a delegation with officials from the commerce ministry, central bank, information technology ministry and agricultural ministry for the talks with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

The latest round of talks precedes the US’ imposition of additional tariffs on Chinese products next Tuesday. The Chinese side will seek to determine if the US will postpone the tariffs again.

“The nature of China-US economic and trade relation is mutually beneficial,” Geng said. “It is normal that disputes exist. But we have to stick to the basis of mutual respect, equal and mutual benefit in the process of resolving the dispute. I am afraid it is not a correct attitude if someone always wants to maintain an upper hand”

Diplomatic observers said the impeachment inquiry would overshadow the trade talks, but Beijing would be unmoved by Trump’s request to investigate the Bidens.

What does it mean exactly for communist China to demonstrate more respect for our Constitution than our own president? 

I think it very clearly means that we need to replace this president.