China News Service, Beijing, July 27 (Reporter Guo Chaokai) US Deputy Secretary of State Sherman visited Tianjin from the 25th to 26th. Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng met with him. State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Sherman.

Talking about whether the Tianjin talks will achieve the expected results of the Chinese side, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a regular press conference on the 27th that it is not surprising that there are differences and confrontations in diplomacy.

Both sides believed that the meeting and talks were frank, in-depth, and constructive, and both believed that it is very important for China and the United States to maintain communication and that the two sides need to have more open and honest dialogues.

  Zhao Lijian said that Deputy Secretary of State Sherman's trip to Tianjin is another important diplomatic communication between China and the United States following the Anchorage Dialogue.

Although Ms. Sherman only stayed for 24 hours, the total time for State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi to meet with her and Vice Minister Xie Feng to talk with her was 6 hours.

It should be said that the two sides had a deep and thorough talk, which enhanced mutual understanding.

  Zhao Lijian pointed out that during the meeting and talks, China clearly stated its views on the current Sino-US relations, believing that Sino-US relations are currently facing serious difficulties and challenges. Whether the next step is to move towards conflict or confrontation or to improve and develop is a huge question mark. The US needs to think carefully and make the right choice.

  He further emphasized that China has expressed its attitude towards the new US government's China policy, pointing out that the new US government has generally continued the previous government's wrong policy towards China, constantly challenging China's bottom line, and increasing containment and suppression of China.

In this regard, China resolutely opposes and responds firmly.

  Zhao Lijian said that the Chinese side pointed out that the root cause of the U.S.'s wrong China policy is that the U.S. has a problem with its perception of China. It regards China as an "imaginary enemy" and China as its main adversary and even advancing in the direction of the adversary.

It is from this understanding that the United States will play up the "competition, cooperation and confrontation" rule of thirds, "starting from power status" and the so-called "rule-based international order", and then will it interfere in China's internal affairs and deal with China. Wrong words and deeds that slander and damage China's interests.

China urges the United States to establish an objective and correct understanding of China, change course, correct mistakes, follow China halfway, respect each other, compete fairly, live in peace, and return to a rational and pragmatic China policy.

China always believes that a healthy and stable Sino-US relationship is not only in the interests of both parties, but also the common expectation of the international community.

  Zhao Lijian pointed out that the United States said during this visit to "manage bilateral relations responsibly." State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi put forward three basic requirements for the United States to effectively manage differences and prevent Sino-US relations from getting out of control, which are also the three bottom lines that China adheres to. .

First, the United States must not challenge, slander, or even attempt to subvert the path and system of socialism with Chinese characteristics.

Second, the United States must not try to obstruct or even interrupt China's development process.

Third, the United States must not infringe upon China’s national sovereignty, let alone undermine China’s territorial integrity.

  Zhao Lijian said that the United States also proposed to establish a "guardrail" for the relationship between the two countries. The Chinese side emphasized that the establishment of a code of conduct for Sino-US relations must be negotiated by both parties, must follow the principle of equality and mutual benefit, must be guided by safeguarding the interests of both parties, and must be binding on both parties. It cannot be the United States unilaterally establishing a behavior boundary for China.

  "During the meeting and talks, China seriously clarified China's position on issues such as the traceability of the new crown virus, Taiwan, Xinjiang, Hong Kong, South China Sea, cyber security, etc., severely refuted the U.S. fallacies and clearly put forward China's request. China also made a request to the U.S. I submitted two lists, which I introduced yesterday. One is a list of 16 items requiring the U.S. to correct its erroneous policies, words and deeds toward China, and the other is a list of 10 key cases that China is concerned about." Zhao Lijian said.

  He said that the two sides also exchanged views on some international and regional issues such as climate change, the Iranian nuclear issue, the Korean Peninsula, Afghanistan, and Myanmar.

On these issues, China and the United States have good cooperation and broad space for cooperation. However, China clearly pointed out that cooperation should be based on mutual trust and mutual benefit. The United States must show sincerity and create conditions for cooperation. It should not harm China’s interests and hope that China will be unconditional. Cooperation.

  Zhao Lijian emphasized that it is not surprising that there are differences and confrontations in diplomacy.

Both sides believed that the meeting and talks were frank, in-depth, and constructive, and both believed that it is very important for China and the United States to maintain communication and that the two sides need to have more open and honest dialogues.

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