US HAS LOST ITS ‘MIND,’ CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTER CLAIMS
China’s foreign minister told his Russian counterpart on Friday that the United States has “lost its mind, morals and credibility” while saying Beijing and Moscow should work together on issues of global importance, like COVID-19 and regional security, Laura Zhou reported for South China Morning Post (SCMP) on July 19, 2020.
“The US has bluntly pursued its ‘America first’ policy, pushing egoism, unilateralism and bullying to the limit, and that’s not what a great power should be about,” Wang Yi was quoted by Beijing as telling Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in a telephone conversation.
“The US, which has … resorted to extreme measures and even created hotspots and confrontations in international relationships, has lost its mind, morals and credibility,” he said.
In a statement issued by the Chinese foreign ministry on Saturday, Wang was quoted as saying the US had adopted a Cold War mentality and revived McCarthyism – a reference to the anti-communist crusades, led by then senator for Wisconsin Joseph McCarthy, that swept America in the 1950s. “The US has retaken the notorious McCarthyism and outdated Cold War mentality and intentionally stirred up ideological opposition, which breaches the bottom line and basic norms of international laws and international relationships,” Wang told Lavrov.