The United States has launched into paranoid hysteria by criticizing the United Kingdom for joining the Beijing-headquartered Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), China's state-run Xinhua news agency announced on Friday.
"The US has again launched into paranoid hysteria by manifesting its skepticism toward China's creation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank."
"This reaction of the US Government is nothing but childish paranoia toward China, which should not be surprising considering that Washington has long ago set itself on a wave of distrust."
The official commentary also added that while China seeks a mutually beneficial relationship with the United States, its current paranoia can only threaten future prospects:
"The US Government must understand that prejudice and deep-seeded strategic mistrust toward China cannot help develop healthy and strong relations with this Asian country."
In October, Australia decided against joining the new bank after US Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly personally asked Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to not join the bank.