Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in New York on September 19 – Photo: AFP
The comments were made by Minister Wang Yi at a meeting on September 20 with the National Committee on US-China Relations, the US-China Business Council and the American Chamber of Commerce in New York (USA), according to Xinhua. Commune.
He said that US-China relations are currently so low that many fear the two countries are entering a new Cold War.
The Chinese diplomat said that 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the visit of then-US President Richard Nixon to China and the release of the Shanghai Communiqué, and is the time to start a new journey.
According to Wang, China’s policy towards the US is firm with the principles of mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation.
“It is important that the US soon return to a rational and practical China policy,” he said.
In addition, Wang affirmed that Beijing is willing to promote economic and trade cooperation with Washington. He said that the two sides need to conduct dialogue instead of confrontation, negotiate instead of coercion.
China also said it was willing to cooperate multilaterally with the US, but stressed its opposition to Cold War ideology and unilateral bullying.
Finally, Mr. Vuong emphasized that the US-China relationship is associated with world peace and stability and called on “both sides need to work together to find a way of peaceful coexistence of the two great countries with social systems”. different societies, histories and cultures”.
On the same day, Mr. Wang met with former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and expressed his hope that Kissinger would continue to play an important role in helping bilateral relations get back on track as soon as possible.
Kissinger recalled the history of signing the 1972 Shanghai Communiqué, and affirmed that the US and China should have dialogue rather than confrontation and should build a relationship of peaceful coexistence.