Beijing: Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Monday that the US and China could work together on issues such as climate change and the coronovirus epidemic if they repair their damaged bilateral relations.
Wang, a Chinese state councilor and foreign minister, said that Beijing is ready to reopen constructive dialogue with Washington after relations between its lowest countries in decades under the former president. Donald Trump.
Wang called on Washington to lift tariffs on Chinese goods and to abandon an irrational suppression of the Chinese technological sector, which he said would create “necessary conditions” for cooperation.
Before Wang spoke on a forum sponsored by the Foreign Ministry, officials played footage of the 1972 “ping-pong diplomacy” when an exchange of table tennis players cleared the way for then-US President Richard Nixon to visit China.
Wang urged Washington to honor China’s major interests, “smear” the ruling Communist Party, stop interfering in Beijing’s internal affairs and “stop” with separatist forces for Taiwan’s independence.
“Over the years, the United States basically cut off bilateral talks at all levels,” Wang said in comments translated into English.
“We are ready to have a clear dialogue with the US, and engage in dialogue aimed at solving problems.”
Wang pointed to recent call among Chinese presidents Xi Jinping And american president Joe Biden As a positive step.
Allegations of human rights crimes against Uighur Muslim minorities in Washington and Beijing have collided on many fronts, including trade Xinjiang Regional claims in the region and Beijing’s resource-rich South China Sea.
However, the Biden administration has indicated that it will maintain pressure on Beijing. Biden has expressed concern about Beijing’s “coercive and unfair” trade practices and supported the Trump administration’s determination that China has committed genocide in Xinjiang.
However, Biden has also promised to adopt a more multilateral approach and is eager to cooperate with Beijing on issues such as climate change and persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.