China on Monday urged the US to stop “smearing” the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) and it’s one-party political system, carry sanctions on commerce and halt Washington’s backing of “separatist forces” in Taiwan, Tibet, Hong Kong and Xinjiang.
In his annual speech on the Lanting Forum, focussing on China-US ties, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi mentioned the Biden administration ought to “adjust” the hardline coverage pursued by former President Donald Trump in direction of Beijing to examine its rising affect.
“We have no intention to challenge or replace the United States. We are ready to have peaceful coexistence and seek common development with the United States,” Wang mentioned.
“Likewise, we hope the United States will respect China’s core interests, national dignity, and rights to development. We urge the United States to stop smearing the CPC and China’s political system, stop conniving at or even supporting the erroneous words and actions of separatist forces for ‘Taiwan independence’, and stop undermining China’s sovereignty and security on internal affairs concerning Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet,” he mentioned.
“We hope that the US side will adjust its policies as soon as possible, among others, remove unreasonable tariffs on Chinese goods, lift its unilateral sanctions on Chinese companies and research and educational institutes, and abandon irrational suppression of China,” he mentioned.
The relations between China and the US are at an all time low. The two nations are presently engaged in a bitter confrontation over varied points, together with commerce, the origins of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the communist big’s aggressive navy strikes in the disputed South China Sea and human rights.
US President Joe Biden who spoke to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for over two hours in his first cellphone name on February 11 later mentioned there can be “repercussions” for China’s human rights abuses and he made the message clear to his Chinese counterpart in his talks.
In a CNN city corridor on February 17, Biden mentioned he pressured to Xi throughout their lengthy dialog that the US would proceed to assert its position as a voice for human rights on the world stage, together with on the United Nations and different worldwide businesses.
“We must speak up for human rights. It’s who we are,” the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post quoted Biden as saying.
“There will be repercussions for China, and [Xi] knows that,” he mentioned.
“China is trying very hard to become the world leader and to get that moniker, and to be able to do that, they have to gain the confidence of other countries. And as long as they’re engaged in activity that is contrary to basic human rights, it’s going to be hard for them to do that,” Biden, whose administration is formulating its China coverage reconfiguring the one adopted by Trump, mentioned.
Biden, who met Xi a couple of instances when each had been Vice Presidents, had mentioned earlier mentioned that Xi lacked ‘D’ bone which means the democratic bone highlighting the autocratic fashion of the Chinese President, who has emerged essentially the most highly effective chief after Mao Zedong after he took over energy in 2012.
After his talks with Xi, Biden additionally warned that if the US doesn’t “get moving” on China coverage, “they’re going to eat our lunch.”
Ahead of his name with Xi, Biden introduced a brand new Defence Department process pressure aimed toward assessing the US navy’s China technique.
Besides difficult China on varied fronts, together with on the origins of coronavirus, Trump launched sanctions on commerce with Beijing and banned Chinese tech corporations like Huawei, TikTok.
In his speech, Wang mentioned it will be important to step-up dialogue and correctly handle the variations between the highest two economies of the world.
“Given the differences between our two countries in the social system, development stage, history and culture, it is natural for us to have disagreements. What is crucial is to enhance mutual understanding through dialogue and not allow our relations to be defined by disagreements,” Wang mentioned.
“Over the past few years, the United States basically cut off bilateral dialogue at all levels. And this was one of the main reasons for the deterioration of China-US relations,” he mentioned.
He mentioned each side ought to observe up on the cellphone name between the 2 Presidents, act in the “fundamental interests of the two peoples, take a forward-looking, open-minded and inclusive attitude, and reactivate or establish dialogue mechanisms in various areas and at various levels”.
They must also have interaction in candid dialogues on a broad vary of points to discover efficient methods to handle delicate points, keep at bay dangers and take away obstacles, he mentioned.
“China is, as always, open to dialogue. We stand ready to have candid communication with the US side, and engage in dialogues aimed at solving problems”, he mentioned.
Wang spoke on the Lanting Forum, a platform initiated by the Chinese Foreign Ministry to promote communication and exchanges between authorities, the enterprise neighborhood, academia, media and the general public.