non·​in·​ter·​fer·​ence | \ˌnän-ˌin-tər-ˈfir-ən(t)s, ˌnän-ˌin-tə-\

Definition of noninterference 

: a lack of interference noninterference in internal affairs

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China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, largely repeated Mr. Wang’s reaction to the accusation, saying Thursday that China has a policy of noninterference in other countries’ internal affairs. Josh Chin, WSJ, "Trump’s ‘Meddling’ Claim Plays Into China’s Trade Narrative," 27 Sep. 2018 The charter was aimed at ensuring that E.U. members respect the independence of the judiciary and executive noninterference with the tenure of judges. Monika Nalepa, Washington Post, "Poland may forcibly ‘retire’ dozens of Supreme Court justices," 10 July 2018 Drug companies lobbied Congress to include the noninterference clause in the 2003 law. Robert Pear, New York Times, "Trump’s Plan to Lower Drug Prices Tests Limits of the Law," 16 June 2018 The Justice Department rescinded an Obama-era policy of noninterference for state-legal marijuana operations, and the attorney general has expressed an interest in prosecuting medical marijuana providers. Christopher Ingraham,, "Two new studies show how marijuana can help fight the opioid epidemic," 2 Apr. 2018 Remember the good old days, when China proudly proclaimed the principle of noninterference in other nations' internal affairs and pledged never to build military bases overseas?, "Is Abdulla Yameen handing over the Maldives to China?," 22 Mar. 2018 Beijing, citing its official policy of noninterference, vehemently denies any involvement in the coup. Brook Larmer, New York Times, "Beijing Bids Goodbye to Robert Mugabe," 19 Dec. 2017 China has said its foreign assistance is based on mutual benefit and noninterference in the internal affairs of the recipient countries. Eva Dou, WSJ, "The Big Winner From China’s Foreign-Aid Frenzy: China," 11 Oct. 2017 China has a longstanding policy of noninterference in other countries’ domestic affairs, and the acceptance of those fleeing conflict is often perceived as taking sides. Jessica Meyers,, "China once welcomed refugees, but its policies now make Trump look lenient," 18 Oct. 2017

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1829, in the meaning defined above

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