US should learn from seriously affected Sino-US relations: Chinese FM | Latest Updates

Chinese State Counselor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi told US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday that China-US relations are currently badly affected, and that the US side should take lessons from it.

Wang made the remarks during his talks at the site of the Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations. Both the diplomats were attending the ongoing 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Wang said that China-US relations are at a critical juncture, and with the vision of being responsible for the world, history and two peoples, it is imperative for both sides to adopt the right approach to reconcile the two major countries . and work to prevent further deterioration of bilateral relations and to stabilize them again.

Wang specifically focused on the recent missteps by the US side with regard to the Taiwan question, broadly elaborating the dire position of the Chinese side. “The question of Taiwan is central to China’s core interests and has great importance in the minds of the Chinese people,” Wang stressed.

“It is our mission to protect national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and there is no ambiguity about it,” Wang told Blinken.

Wang reminded Blinken that the United States has made clear political commitments to China with regard to the Taiwan question, including three Sino-US joint communiqués reached decades ago and recent statements repeatedly made by the current US administration. That it does not support “Taiwan independence”. ,

What the United States has done, however, is in attempts to damage China’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity, in disrupting the noble cause of China’s peaceful reunification, and in the so-called strategy of “using it to control Taiwan”. Contrary to your commitments to engage. China,” Wang said, with the US side publicly claiming to have helped defend Taiwan, which sent a very false and dangerous signal.

The United States must adhere to the Three Sino-US Communities and the One-China Principle as they are, reiterate its one-China policy without additional elements, and explicitly state the “Taiwan independence” of all separatist activities. oppose. forms, Wang said.

The Taiwan question is China’s internal matter, Wang said, and the United States has no right to interfere in the way it resolves the Taiwan question. China’s position on the resolution of the Taiwan question has been consistent and clear, that is, China will stick to the core principles of “peaceful reunification and one country, two systems”.

The state councilor stressed that it is completely impossible for a peaceful resolution to coexist with “Taiwan independence”. The more widespread “Taiwan independence” activities, the less likely a peaceful resolution of the Taiwan question is, Wang said, adding that only by explicitly opposing and preventing “Taiwan independence” activities can the Strait peace be truly maintained. can go.

The common interests and deep differences between China and the United States exist side by side, a reality that will not change, Wang said. The two countries were aware from the very beginning of their engagement that they were dealing with each other in a different system, which has not been a hindrance to building bilateral cooperation based on common interests, nor to conflict or conflict. must be the reason. two countries.

Wang expressed hope that the US side would correct its perception of China, and reconsider and change its China policy guided by control and repression. Washington should give up its intention to deal with China in a position of strength, nor should it always consider China’s development stifling or often resort to unilateral bullying.

Wang said the United States should create a favorable environment for the resumption of normal exchanges between the two sides and promote China-US relations to return to a healthy and stable track of development.

Blinken said that US-China relations are in a difficult situation and it is in the interests of both sides to get bilateral relations back on track.

Noting that the United States and China have successfully managed their differences in the past, Blinken said that the US side will engage in clear communication and dialogue with China, avoiding misunderstandings and miscalculations, and finding a way forward. is ready.

Blinken also reiterated that the US side does not want a “new Cold War”, has not changed its one-China policy, and does not support “Taiwan independence”.

Wang and Blinken also exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine. Both sides considered the meeting to be clear, constructive and important and they agreed to maintain communication.

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