Wang Yi said the mutual ties are facing the greatest challenges in their history, Washington has many lessons to learn from this situation and to change its perception of Beijing once and for all.
Yi reaffirmed the non-interference stance on the Taiwan issue, while condemning the signals the White House is sending to secessionist forces there, attempts to undermine sovereignty and territorial integrity, and contain China.
Wang stressed readiness to reunify the island peacefully and implement the One Country, Two Systems policy, but also made clear his country´s determination to respond with strong countermeasures whether Taipei continues with pro-independence activities.
He acknowledged that although China and the United States have always had both common interests and deep differences, this does not preclude bilateral cooperation nor should it become a reason for confrontation.
Finally, he urged Washington to change its hostile policy towards Beijing, stop interacting from a position of force and stop raising barriers to its development.
“It is necessary to create a favorable environment for the resumption of normal exchanges between the two sides and conduct relations on a healthy and stable path,” Yi added.
According to the official note, Blinken also referred to the “hard time” in bilateral ties and also the interests of the two powers to overcome it at once.
Blinken also recalled how China and the United States managed to overcome disagreements in the past, and indicated that Washington wishes to keep communication in order to avoid misunderstandings and find out a satisfactory solution for both nations.