us china talks tianjin: US-China talks resume, Dragon alleges ‘stagnation’ in relations – us china talks begin china accuses us of “stagnation” in relations
In the high-level talks between the US and China in Tianjin on Monday, China accused the US of creating a “stalemate” in bilateral ties. Also appealed to America to ‘change its misguided mindset and dangerous policy’. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Shi Feng held talks with US Vice Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, who was visiting the country, an official statement said.
During this, Shi Feng accused the administration of US President Joe Biden of trying to stop and suppress China’s development. The foreign ministry quoted Xi as saying that the root cause of serious problems in relations between the two countries is that some Americans portray China as an “imaginary enemy”. The official Xinhua news agency reported that Shi Feng appealed to the US to “change its highly misguided mindset and dangerous policy”.
Relations between the two countries deteriorated during Trump’s tenure.
Sherman held separate closed-door meetings at the resort in Tianjin city with Xi and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in charge of US-China relations. She is the highest-ranking US official to visit China since Joe Biden took office in the US six months ago. Relations between the two countries had deteriorated during the tenure of former US President Donald Trump and there is a situation of tension between the two on technology, cyber security, human rights and other matters.
Xi said China wants to resolve differences and find common ground. The Biden administration has said it will cooperate in some areas but oppose China in some areas such as human rights. He described the relationship as cooperative, competitive and hostile. In an interview on Saturday, Wang accused the US of considering itself the best and using its power to pressure other countries.
‘Keep the channels open through high level dialogue’
“China will never accept a country that claims to be superior to others,” Wang told China’s Phoenix television. “If America has not learned to treat other countries equally, then it is the responsibility of China and the international community to help America learn that,” he said. Biden administration officials said the purpose of these talks was not to discuss any specific matter, but to keep the channels of high-level dialogue open. Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are also expected to meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Rome in late October.
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