China does not seek to challenge or supplant the United States on the world stage, Beijing needs a healthy relationship with Washington, Chinese Ambassador to Washington Xie Feng said on July 19 during a security forum hosted by the Aspen Institute.
“China is more interested than anyone else in building a stable and healthy relationship with the United States,” he stressed.
According to the diplomat, both countries can successfully develop in parallel. Beijing does not seek a technical or trade war with the US under the pretext of competition.
“Instead of outrunning others in the race, China seeks to develop from within. We still have room to grow,” Xie added.
He recalled that at a recent meeting with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed the opinion that “the world is big enough to allow the two countries to develop and prosper together.” To appease the dragon: Washington is trying to improve relations with Beijing The US Treasury Secretary flew to China after the Secretary of State
Earlier, on July 14, Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin said that the US should be ready for an armed confrontation with China over Taiwan. He noted that he considers it his job to continue to support deterrence forces in the Indo-Pacific region.
Prior to this, on July 10, US President Joe Biden accused China and Chinese President Xi Jinping of seeking to oust the American state from the pedestal of the world’s leading military and economic power.
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, at a press conference following her visit to China, said that US-China relations, after a series of talks between senior officials from both countries, are now on a “more solid footing.” She arrived in Beijing on July 6, and the visit continued until July 9, during which the minister met with high-ranking PRC officials.
Escalation of the conflict between China and Taiwan occurred after the visit to the island of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi in August 2022. The Chinese side considers Taiwan its own territory, therefore, it considers the visit of the island by officials of other countries as support for the independence of Taiwan.
The island of Taiwan has been governed by an independent administration since 1949, when the Kuomintang party forces led by General Chiang Kai-shek, who lost in the civil war with the Communist Party of China, moved to Taiwan. Contacts between the island and mainland China later resumed.Share: