China News Service, Beijing, July 23 (Reporter Liang Xiaohui) At a regular press conference on the 23rd, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian pointed out that the US Deputy Secretary of State Sherman will visit China that the United States is not qualified to say "starting from the status of strength." Dealing with China", "We don't eat this set in Anchorage, let alone in Tianjin."
As agreed between China and the United States, Sherman will visit Tianjin from July 25th to 26th.
A reporter asked about this: US State Department Spokesperson Price recently said that the core of Sino-US relations is competition. At the same time, there are not only confrontation factors, but also factors that allow the interests of both sides to converge.
We understand that US Deputy Secretary of State Sherman will visit China in the near future. We hope that through this visit, we will advance US interests and values and manage bilateral relations responsibly. The US will continue to engage in dialogue with China based on its position of strength. Sino-US relations must have a guardrail. , So that competition will not develop into conflict.
what opinions do the Chinese have on this issue?
Zhao Lijian said in this regard that the so-called "competition, cooperation, and confrontation" in handling Sino-US relations by the United States still essentially defines China as a competitor, instigating confrontation, and containing and suppressing China's development.
This approach did not distinguish between the mainstream and tributaries of Sino-US relations. It did not conform to the facts, did not conform to the fundamental interests of the two peoples, and did not conform to the trend of the times. It was fundamentally "zero-sum thinking" at work.
Zhao Lijian emphasized that the United States has repeatedly threatened to engage in dialogue with China based on its strength and status, which reflects the arrogance and dominance of the United States.
As the Chinese side has repeatedly pointed out, the United States is not qualified to preach or dictate to China, nor is it qualified to say "to deal with China based on its strength and status."
"We don't eat this set in Anchorage, and we won't eat this set in Tianjin." Zhao Lijian said that China always believes that Sino-US relations should be based on mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit, rather than benefiting one party.
The development of Sino-US relations requires guardrails, but guardrails cannot be unilaterally defined by the United States.
Stop interfering in China's internal affairs by the United States, stop slandering China, and stop harming China's interests. These are the real guardrails of Sino-US relations.
During the visit of Deputy Secretary of State Sherman, we will continue to clarify China’s principled position on the development of Sino-US relations and firmly safeguard sovereignty, security and development interests.
Regarding Sherman’s visit to China, Zhao Lijian said that the talk with Sherman was Vice Minister Xie Feng of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in charge of Sino-US relations.
The United States has repeatedly proposed that it also hopes to meet with Chinese leaders. China is considering arranging as usual for State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi to meet with Sherman in Tianjin after Vice Minister Xie Feng's talks with Sherman.