China News Service, Tianjin, July 26. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with US Deputy Secretary of State Sherman in Tianjin on the afternoon of the 26th.
Wang Yi said that the current Sino-US relations are facing serious difficulties and challenges. Whether the next step is to move toward conflict or confrontation or to improve and develop, the US side needs to think carefully and make the right choice.
Your visit to China this time is an integral part of China-US engagement and dialogue. Both sides should enhance understanding through continuous dialogue, eliminate misunderstandings, prevent misjudgments, and better manage differences.
Wang Yi said that the new US government has generally continued the extreme and wrong policies of the previous administration toward China, constantly challenging China's bottom line, and increasing containment and suppression of China. China firmly opposes this.
The above-mentioned problems arise in the final analysis because the US has a problem with its perception of China, treating China as its main adversary and even advancing in the direction of the adversary, in an attempt to block and interrupt China's modernization process.
This attempt is impossible to achieve now, and even more impossible to achieve in the future.
Wang Yi emphasized that I want to tell the US clearly and clearly that China's development and revitalization has a huge endogenous driving force and is an inevitable trend of historical evolution.
Socialism with Chinese characteristics fully meets China's national conditions and needs, and has achieved and will continue to achieve great success.
The Communist Party of China and the Chinese people are connected by flesh and blood and share a common destiny. They have always received the support and support from the heart of the 1.4 billion Chinese people.
The great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation has entered an irreversible historical process, and no force or country can stop it.
The modernization of the people of all ethnic groups in China is also a great process of human civilization and progress, and no force or country should stop it.
Wang Yi pointed out that I also want to tell the US clearly and clearly that China will continue to follow the path of peaceful development, pursue a mutually beneficial and win-win strategy of opening up, and will never follow the old path of a strong country and hegemony, and is willing to cooperate with all countries in the world, including the United States. To achieve common development and common prosperity.
China is one of the founders and beneficiaries of the international order since World War II. We will not start anew, nor do we intend to create another one.
China will firmly uphold the international system with the United Nations at its core, the international order based on international law, and the basic norms of international relations based on the purposes and principles of the UN Charter.
Wang Yi said, I also want to tell the US clearly and clearly that the purpose of China's development is to seek happiness for all Chinese people.
As President Xi Jinping pointed out, the people's yearning for a better life is our goal.
China's development is not to challenge the United States, nor is it to replace the United States.
We have never been interested in betting on American wins or losses, and China's development is not based on the premise of American decline.
We never export ideologies and development models, because we have a basic position, that is, all countries should independently explore development paths that suit their national conditions.
Wang Yi pointed out that in order to manage the differences between the two sides and prevent further decline and loss of control in Sino-US relations, China has put forward three basic requirements to the United States, which are also the three bottom lines that China adheres to: First, the United States must not challenge, slander or even attempt to subvert Chinese characteristics. Socialist road and system.
China's road and system are the choice of history and the people's choice. It has a bearing on the long-term well-being of the 1.4 billion Chinese people and the future and destiny of the Chinese nation. It is a core interest that China must adhere to.
Second, the United States must not try to obstruct or even interrupt China's development process.
Of course, the Chinese people also have the right to live a better life, and China also has the right to modernize. Modernization is not the exclusive power of the United States. This involves the basic human conscience and international justice.
China urges the United States to remove all unilateral sanctions, high tariffs, long-arm jurisdiction, and technology blockade imposed on China as soon as possible.
Third, the United States must not infringe upon China’s national sovereignty, let alone undermine China’s territorial integrity.
Xinjiang-related, Tibet-related, and Hong Kong-related issues have never been human rights or democracy issues. They are major issues of right and wrong against "Xinjiang independence", "Tibet independence", and "Hong Kong independence". No country will allow national sovereignty and security to suffer. damage.
As for the Taiwan issue, it is even more important.
Although the two sides of the strait have not yet been reunified, the basic fact that the mainland and Taiwan belong to one China and that Taiwan is part of Chinese territory has never changed and will not change.
If "Taiwan independence" dares to provoke, China has the right to take any necessary measures to stop it.
We advise the US to abide by its promises on the Taiwan issue and act cautiously.
Wang Yi said that China and the United States are the largest developing countries and the largest developed countries.
Where is China-US relations going? Our opinion is very clear, that is, through dialogue, we can find a way of peaceful coexistence on this planet for two big countries with different systems, different cultures, and different stages of development.
It would be better if we can achieve mutual benefit and win-win situation.
This is a great thing for China and the United States, and a great gospel to the world, otherwise it will be a catastrophe.
It is hoped that the United States will establish an objective and correct understanding of China, give up arrogance and prejudice, stop being a teacher, and return to a rational and pragmatic China policy.
Sherman said that the US-China relationship is the most important bilateral relationship in the world.
Since the Biden administration came to power, the United States and China have conducted many contacts, and the United States is willing to continue to have open and honest contacts and dialogues with China.
The United States also hopes that the two countries will achieve peaceful coexistence.
The United States has no intention of restricting China's development, nor does it want to contain China, and is happy to see China achieve development.
The two sides can develop healthy competition, cooperate on climate change, drug control, and international and regional hotspot issues, strengthen crisis management and control capabilities, and avoid conflicts.
As two big countries, the United States and China can communicate and discuss in a responsible manner even if they have differences.
It is hoped that both sides will take joint actions to promote the improvement of relations between the two countries.
Sherman reiterated that the United States adheres to the one-China policy and does not support Taiwan’s "independence."
The two sides also exchanged views on international and regional issues of common concern.