Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, a member of the PRC State Council, believes that in recent years, the PRC and the United States have faced the most serious difficulties in bilateral relations due to the administration of the 45th President Donald Trump. He called for “tearing down the walls of misconceptions”, “clearing the path to knowledge and understanding of China” and changing course towards the PRC.
“In the past few years, relations between China and the United States have deviated from the normal path. They have faced the most serious difficulties since the establishment of diplomatic relations. The key reason for this was that the previous US administration, proceeding from its own political interests, has seriously perverted China’s path to the future and policies towards it, “Wang Yi said at the opening ceremony of the Lanting Forum in Beijing (quoted by TASS) … In his opinion, “immeasurable damage” to relations put pressure on China and attempts to contain it.
The PRC Foreign Minister assured that Beijing does not intend to challenge Washington. According to him, China has never interfered in US affairs and welcomed the country’s strengthening. “We are ready for peaceful coexistence,” Wang Yi said. He also said that China has no intention of overthrowing governments and exporting ideology. The PRC Foreign Minister expressed the hope that American politicians “will follow the trends of the times and the world, abandon prejudices and unjustified suspicions.”
“We hope that the American side will adjust its course as soon as possible and, among other things, will lift unreasonable duties on Chinese goods, its unilateral sanctions against Chinese companies, research and educational institutions, and also abandon the irrational course of suppressing China’s technological progress,” – added the head of the Foreign Ministry.
US President Joe Biden named China as the top threat during a virtual session at the Munich Security Conference last week. He believes that Western states and their allies in the Indo-Pacific region should prepare for a long-term and fierce rivalry with him.
More details about Mr. Biden’s speech can be found in the material of Kommersant “Europe has found itself”.
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