The issue of the position of the United States was raised by Yang Jiechi, director of Foreign Affairs of the Communist Party, during a new meeting with the US National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, in Luxembourg this time.
Yang Jiechi protested because Washington’s eagerness to “contain and harass” China in any way has dragged the ties into a “very difficult situation” and severely affected the economic-commercial ones.
He called on the White House to prioritize the principles of mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and shared gain to overturn discrepancies, as well as correct strategic perceptions about China and translate its promises into concrete actions.
Yang stressed the rejection of interference in internal affairs such as Hong Kong, Xinjiang, Tibet and the South Sea, warned against supporting independence aspirations in Taiwan, and assured that China will not hesitate to protect sovereignty and territorial integrity.
He also invited the United States to seek better interactions with China in favor of prosperity, stability and development in the Asia-Pacific region.
The White House, for his part, only said in a brief statement that the meeting in Luxembourg allowed for a “candid, substantive and productive” discussion on various regional and global security issues, and key issues in bilateral relations, adding that Sullivan emphasized the “importance of keeping the lines of communication open to manage the competition between the two countries.”