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Published: Wed, September 07, 2016
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Obama warns China of 'consequences' for its behaviour in SCS

Obama warns China of 'consequences' for its behaviour in SCS

"And, I think, over the long-term, it will be in China's interests, as well", he told CNN in an interview recorded before he left for China to attend the G20 Summit. Obama said the USA has urged China to accept worldwide rules that build a strong world-wide order.

Obama said that where the USA has seen China "violating worldwide rules and norms, as we have seen in some cases in the South China Sea or in some of their behavior when it comes to economic policy, we've been very firm".

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He said China can not expect to "pursue mercantilist policies that just advantage" itself now that China has become a more affluent, middle-income country.

Obama noted that China has been run during his lifetime by a communist party that has been much more anti-Western in the past. "Even though you still have a lot of poor people, you know, you can't just export problems". And so it's to be expected that they will want a bigger seat at the table when it comes to global affairs.

"China provides a rolling staircase for every arriving state leader, but the USA side complained that the driver doesn't speak English and can't understand security instructions from the United States; so China proposed that we could assign a translator to sit beside the driver, but the U.S. side turned down the proposal and insisted that they didn't need the staircase provided by the airport", the official told the South China Morning Post. "An impoverished and collapsing China would be unsafe for everybody", Obama said. You see that? They have pictures of other leaders who are. coming down with a handsome red carpet. "These were the stairs the United States requested".

Hua also feels the incident was overblown, claiming that China had no intention to slight Obama or the US.

If you live in China, or are getting your news from China's officials media outlets, though, you would have no idea that Obama expressed any criticism during his September 3 meeting with Xi, or even that the CNN interview happened at all.

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