Beijing’s top diplomat Wang Yi said on Monday that China and the US could work together on several issues, including climate change and the pandemic outbreak. He further added that there was an urgent need of repairing the damaged diplomatic relations between the two nations.
The foreign minister said that the Chinese regime was ready to reopening constructive negotiations with the White House after Sino-US relations sank to new lows under the previous Trump administration. Wang called on the Oval Office to lift the sanctions on Chinese products and abandon what is called “unnecessary” suppression of its tech industry, arguing that it would pave the way for cooperation between the two countries.
Before Wang took the stage at an event organized by China’s foreign ministry, the officials played a video of 70s “ping-pong” diplomacy when the exchange of table tennis players paved the way for better ties. While talking to the summit, Wang urged the US to stop interfering in Chinese internal matters, stop smearing the ruling-Communist party, and stop conniving with separatism forces in Taiwan.
He further accused the US of suspending all bilateral talks and negotiations between the two nations over the last decade and offered Washington to have candid conservations aimed at solving problems. The foreign minister described the call between the newly-elected US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart as a step in the right direction.
In recent years, Beijing and Washington have clashed over a variety of issues, including the coronavirus pandemic, human rights violations in Hong Kong and Xinjiang, and China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea. However, soon after assuming the presidential office, the Biden administration signaled that it will keep China under pressure and endorsed Trump’s determination that Beijing has committed a genocide of Uighurs Muslims.
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