Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi – Photo: REUTERS
“Over the past few years, the US has basically cut off bilateral dialogue at all levels. We are ready to talk frankly with the US side and participate in dialogues to resolve issues” – Mr. Vuong Speech in Beijing on February 22.
Wang Yi said the Trump administration’s actions to suppress and contain China had caused unpredictable harm, according to Reuters.
At the same time, the Chinese foreign minister also called on the Washington administration to lift tariffs on Chinese goods and stop what Wang Yi called unreasonable repression of China’s technology sector.
In addition, Wang Yi also urged Washington to respect China’s core interests, stop interfering in Beijing’s internal affairs and stop “collusion” with separatist forces for its independence. Taiwan.
China’s foreign minister said the recent phone call between President Xi Jinping and President Joe Biden was a positive step. The speech of Mr. Vuong Nghi made at a time when the Sino-US bilateral relationship was at the lowest level in decades.
Relations between Washington and Beijing have been unprecedented due to the escalating tensions over trade, technology, and the South China Sea as well as China’s moves in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Xinjiang.
However, the Biden administration has signaled that it will maintain pressure on Beijing. In his first conversation as president with Xi Jinping, Mr. Biden expressed concern about China’s “forced and unfair” trade practices and human rights violations in China. Xinjiang autonomous region.
On the same day, Chinese ambassador to the United States Thoi Thien Khai said China and the US must have an accurate understanding of the strategic intentions of both sides, according to Reuters. Specifically, Mr. Cui Thien Khai emphasized issues such as Taiwan, Tibet and Xinjiang as “red lines” with Beijing.
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