China said on Tuesday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke “irresponsibly” in remarks he made criticizing Chinese economic cooperation during a visit to Costa Rica.
The Chinese embassy in Costa Rica said Pompeo’s comments that Chinese cooperation produces debt dependency and erosion of sovereignty were “arbitrary and without grounds.”
In Costa Rica, Pompeo said that the aid given by China erodes the sovereignty of countries.
In a statement, the Chinese Embassy says that the Pompeo comment is wrong, unfounded, unpopular and it generates discontent.
The Chinese advise Pompeo to concentrate on his own affairs and stop spreading false rumors about China.