The talks between China and the United States will be held in Tianjin today
[Global Times comprehensive report] “if the United States has not learned how to get along with other countries with an equal attitude, then we have the responsibility to work with the international community to make up this lesson for the United States.” This is the statement made by Chinese State Councilor and foreign minister Wang Yi on China US relations on the 24th. Sherman, the No. 2 figure of the US State Department, arrived in Tianjin on the 25th and Chinese officials will hold talks with her on the 26th. However, before Sherman came to China, US officials once again threatened to deal with China from the “strength status”. China’s response is not only to make it clear that it “doesn’t eat this set”, but also to impose sanctions on US personnel and entities in accordance with the anti foreign sanctions act for the first time. Since the high-level diplomatic leaders of the two countries had tit for tat during the Alaska talks in March, how this direct dialogue will be conducted again has attracted much attention. Experts believe that in the six months since the Biden administration took office, China policy has been dominated by “competition” and “confrontation”, which has not brought benefits to the United States. The current situation is that the United States wants to talk, and China welcomes the dialogue. Some analysts said that the meeting may not be a breakthrough in bilateral relations, but it still helps to lay the foundation for further establishing the contact and interaction mechanism between the leaders of the two countries. On the 24th, a US State Department official said that he did not want the fierce competition with China to turn into conflict and hoped to determine the rules for further dialogue to ensure that there was a “barrier” in bilateral relations. But Washington needs to understand that the so-called rules of the United States are not international rules, and the Chinese also have their own rules; What is the so-called “guardrail” of the US, or the United States has the final say.
Wang Yi: there has never been a superior country in the world
According to the website of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the 25th, State Councilor and foreign minister Wang Yi held a strategic dialogue with Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi in Chengdu on the 24th. In response to the US State Department spokesman’s statement that he would deal with China from “strength status” before executive deputy secretary of state Sherman came to China, Wang Yi told reporters that the United States always wants to put pressure on other countries with its own strength and thinks it is superior to others. However, I want to make it clear to the US side that there has never been a superior country in the world, nor should there be a superior country, and China will not accept any country claiming to be superior. If the United States has not learned how to get along with other countries with an equal attitude, then we have the responsibility to work with the international community to make up this lesson for the United States.
On the 25 day, Wang Yi met with reporters in Chengdu with Finland foreign minister Harbin Weiss, saying that the new crown virus should be traced back to the source and the political virus should be traced back to the source. When the United States returned to the who, it did not focus on joining the international fight against the epidemic, but continued to spread various political viruses through Taiwan. If any work plan is not a real plan to find the virus, but a plan to try to discredit China, as an independent sovereign state, China will not and cannot accept it.
On the 24th, US State Department officials “briefed” Sherman on his visit to China through a teleconference. Sherman said that there would be a need to guard against competition in Tianjin, but officials in the United States would welcome the evolution of a “fair competition” with China. He said that before his visit to China, Sherman had important contacts with Japan, South Korea and Mongolia, emphasizing the maintenance and strengthening of the “rule-based international order”.
“Sherman’s talks with China will emphasize the need for a ‘guardrail’.” Reuters quoted us officials as saying that the United States wants to ensure that US China relations have “barriers and boundaries” and are managed in a responsible manner; During the talks, all aspects of bilateral relations will be put on the agenda, and the United States will not avoid difficult topics.
According to Bloomberg, US officials said Sherman intended to raise the issues of Hong Kong and Xinjiang and assured Beijing that the United States would not establish a broad “Anti China Alliance”. Officials said they would seek areas of consensus between the United States and China, including climate change. In addition, Sherman will express condolences on the casualties caused by the flood in Henan《 The Global Times reporter noted that Sherman posted a post on twitter on the evening of the 25th to express the sincere condolences of the United States to the relatives of the flood victims in Henan.
The guardian commented that Sherman’s visit is the highest level visit to China since John Kerry, the special envoy of the US president on climate issues, visited Shanghai in April. Although this is a good sign that the two governments are still continuing their dialogue, the tense confrontation between the two sides in March and the recent tit for tat sanctions mean that the negotiations will be difficult.
Li Yan, deputy director of the Institute of American Studies of the Chinese Academy of modern international relations, told the global times on the 25th that the anchorage talks in March this year were not particularly pleasant. In addition to the overall situation of China US relations, especially the recent series of us measures to suppress China, China does not expect much from this meeting. However, China welcomes the dialogue.
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