َChina rejected recent comments made by the US secretary of State Mike Pompeo during meetings with his counterparts from Asia security partners Australia, India, and Japan.

Iran Press/Asia: A spokesperson at the Beijing's embassy in Washington has told Newsweek that the People's Republic rejects comments made by the top US diplomat as reckless smearing.

Pompeo lashed out at the Chinese Communist Party during the Tokyo meeting, saying: "cooperation among the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue is more critical now than ever that we collaborate to protect our people and partners from the CCP's exploitation, corruption, and coercion."

But The spokesperson at the Beijing's embassy in Washington dismissed this portrayal of China in the region saying: "China is committed to the path of peaceful development and firmly safeguards its sovereignty, security and development interests."

"At the same time, it is committed to resolving differences with other countries through dialogue and consultation," the spokesperson added. "This is what we say and also what we do. We do not accept reckless smearing and groundless accusations against China."

"Any multilateral or plurilateral cooperation should be conducted in the spirit of openness, inclusiveness, and transparency, not by forming exclusive blocs," the Chinese embassy spokesperson told Newsweek. "It should be conducive to mutual understanding and trust between regional countries, instead of being targeted at any third party or detrimental to its interests."

The spokesperson called on countries involved in the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue to consider this in their policies.