One must remember that China is now headed by a man, and it looks like Xi is there for life at this point, who made sure the image of Winnie the Poo was wiped clean from the Chinese Internet because people said he looked like Winnie the Poo. (He does.)
The Ultimate Crony Capitalist State’s leadership has a thin skin.
One day after President Trump unexpectedly said that he might not be friends anymore with China’s president Xi Jinping during a “wild”, unscripted news conference, during which he also said he has “evidence” of Beijing trying to interfere in U.S. congressional elections in November – a move that further raises tensions as the world’s biggest economies fight a trade war – China denied Trump’s accusations and said that it urges the U.S. “to stop smearing and accusing China.”
Speaking in a media briefing on Thursday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that “China has all along followed the principle of non-interference and refuses to accept any groundless accusations.”