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US Vice President: China ‘Meddling in America’s Democracy’

The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is accusing China of trying to undermine it by targeting the American political system.

"China wants a different American president," Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech Thursday. He accused Beijing of "meddling in America's democracy" by employing power in more proactive and coercive ways.

Pence accused the Chinese Communist Party of "rewarding or coercing American businesses, movie studios, universities, think tanks, scholars, journalists, and local, state and federal officials. Worst of all, China has initiated an unprecedented effort to influence American public opinion, the 2018 elections, and the environment . . .

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