World China has joined Russia in stepping up its support of Venezuela as it undergoes a political crisis between the government and U.S.-backed opposition. After recognizing National Assembly head Juan Guaidó’s claim to the presidency on Wednesday, President Donald Trump and his administration have laid out measures intended to force Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro to cede power, including new sanctions against the Socialist-led country’s state-run oil company, at a time the nation is already suffering from a debilitating financial crisis. Washington’s moves have been welcomed by allies, but condemned by rivals such as Moscow and Beijing. The latter said Tuesday that it was “committed to the principle of noninterference in other countries’ internal affairs.” “We believe that Venezuela’s affairs must and can only be chosen and determined by its own people, and we oppose unilateral sanctions,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang told a press briefing. “History has taught us that external interference or sanctions, instead of helping solve problems, can only complicate matters.” “Sanctions on Venezuela imposed by the relevant country will adversely impact local people’s wellbeing and should be held accountable for all the ensuing serious consequences,” Geng added, noting that “China will continue to advance across-the-board cooperation with… Read full this story
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