China’s Deputy Foreign Minister Xie Feng said the United States must stop seeing Beijing as an “imaginary enemy.” The statement was made during a meeting with Wendy Sherman, US Undersecretary of State, this Monday (26).
The meeting was held in Tianjin and marks the visit of the highest level representative in the administration of Joe Biden to the Asian country. On the agenda, Xie highlighted that Washington needs to change its mindset and change the “coercive diplomacy” it practices.
“Chinese people value peace. What China hopes to build is a new kind of international relationship with mutual respect, fairness, fairness and win-win cooperation, and a community with a shared future for humanity. China wants to work with the United States to seek common ground and, at the same time, put aside differences. The US side needs to change course and work with China based on mutual respect and embrace fair competition and peaceful coexistence with China,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
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China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that no country’s self-proclaimed superiority will be accepted and that the United States must treat all nations fairly.
After years of litigation and sanctions during Donald Trump’s presidency, the new president of the United States, Joe Biden, has returned to sanctioning Beijing. The White House said the move was taken in retaliation for human rights violations in Hong Kong. China retaliated and also applied sanctions against the United States.
Edition: Arturo Hartmann