China News Service, Beijing, December 20 (Xie Yanbing, Huang Yuqin) Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the opening ceremony of the 2021 International Situation and China's Diplomacy Seminar in Beijing on the 20th and delivered a speech.

  Wang Yi said that since the beginning of the year, President Xi Jinping had two phone calls with President Biden by appointment, and the first video meeting was held recently.

President Xi Jinping comprehensively expounded China's principled position on Sino-US relations and clearly put forward a strategic framework of mutual respect, peaceful coexistence, and win-win cooperation, so as to guide the healthy and stable development of bilateral relations.

The diplomatic representatives of the two sides conducted in-depth communication on multiple occasions including Anchorage, Tianjin, Zurich, and Rome. The Chinese side pointed out the crux and key points affecting Sino-US relations, clarified the "three bottom lines" and made "two lists."

Emphasize that China does not recognize that there is still a superior country in the world, and the United States should get rid of the old problem of interfering in China's internal affairs at every turn.

The United States is required not to challenge China's roads and systems, not to obstruct China's development process, and not to violate China's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

After unremitting efforts, Ms. Meng Wanzhou, who was illegally detained for more than a thousand days, returned to China safely and vigorously performed justice.

The U.S. also stated that it is willing to respect each other, coexist peacefully, strengthen communication, and manage differences with China. The U.S. does not seek to change the Chinese system, nor seek to strengthen alliances against China, nor does it intend to conflict with China.

  Wang Yi pointed out that the conflicts and confrontations over the past year have once again demonstrated that the fundamental reason why Sino-US relations have encountered serious difficulties and multiple challenges is that the US has made a strategic misjudgment of China and Sino-US relations.

Some people in the US are unwilling to recognize that other countries have the right to develop, unwilling to accept the fact that China is constantly growing and progressing, unwilling to agree that China and the United States can achieve mutual benefit and win-win results, and try to form gangs to contain and suppress China.

The wrong words and deeds of the United States not only seriously harm the interests of the two peoples, but also seriously impact world peace and stability.

In this regard, China’s attitude is consistent and clear: dialogue is okay, but it should be equal; cooperation is welcome, but it should be mutually beneficial; it must be competitive, but it should be benign; it must be confronted without fear, and will be accompanied to the end.

Cooperation will benefit both, while fighting will hurt both.

This is the most important lesson learned from the exchanges between China and the United States over half a century, and history will continue to prove this truth.

It is hoped that the United States will earnestly implement the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, fulfill its commitments, win the trust of others, and work with China to explore the peaceful coexistence of the two big countries.

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