China rebuked U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton’s comments on the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI), Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Wednesday, adding that he is not surprised to see Bolton’s attempt to sour China’s relations with other countries.

Bolton on Tuesday warned Ukraine of Chinese investment when paying a visit to Kiev. He is reportedly trying to block a pending sale of Ukrainian aerospace manufacturer Motor Sich to Chinese holding Beijing Skyrizon Aviation, claiming the deal is threatening U.S. National Security.

Geng rejected the groundless claim, clarifying that all cooperation under the framework of BRI follows the principle of achieving shared growth through discussion and collaboration.

Bilateral Cooperation help draws on each other’s strength, so as to explore new space and opportunities for development, and eventually deliver win-win results, the spokesperson noted, adding that China believes most countries in the world can make the right choice.