October 8, 2019 / 8:26 AM / 10 days ago

China, asked about Bidens, says it has no intention to intervene in U.S. affairs

Democratic presidential candidate Former Vice President Joe Biden attends the SEIU's Unions for All summit in Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 4, 2019. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese foreign ministry said on Tuesday China had no intention of intervening in U.S. domestic affairs when asked about U.S. President Donald Trump’s suggestion that Beijing investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden and his son.

Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comment at a regular news briefing.

The Republican president, the subject of an impeachment inquiry in the U.S. Congress for asking Ukraine’s president to investigate the Bidens, last week suggested that Beijing “start an investigation” into the 2020 presidential hopeful and his son Hunter, who had business interests in China.

Trump has said Biden and his son are “corrupt” but has shown no evidence to back that up.

Reporting by Cate Cadell; Writing by Michael Martina

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