China has strongly reacted to remarks made by US President Joe Biden who vowed to enter a steep competition with the country.
Biden said on Thursday that US-China relations are a "battle" between democracy and autocracy and his country has to prove that democracy works.
Speaking to reporters on Friday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying called on the United States to deal with the bilateral relationship under the principle of no conflict, no confrontation, mutual respect and cooperation.
She stressed China wants the US to get back to a path toward sound and stable development of the bilateral ties.
The spokeswoman also described the US as a country where more than half a million people have died from the coronavirus pandemic and over 40,000 people are killed in shooting incidents every year.
She accused the US of making meaningless and unproven fabrications to deal a blow to other sovereign countries. She added that the US is not entitled to be proud of its record on democracy and human rights.
A video was shown to reporters attending the news conference. It recorded a former senior US official who said in 2018 that China can be destroyed internally by Uighurs.
Hua denounced the US, saying its goal is to destroy China's stability.