Wang Yi urges an end to US tariffs and sanctions

China | 22 Feb 2021 8:35 am

The actions of the administration of former U.S. President Donald Trump to suppress and contain China were the root cause of the difficulties in their bilateral relations, senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Monday.

He also called for an end to unfair tariffs on Chinese products, unilateral sanctions on Chinese companies and research institutes, and unreasonable suppression of technological progress.

Wang, speaking at a forum in Beijing, urged U.S. policymakers to stop smearing China's ruling Communist Party and stop conniving with separatist forces.

He said Sino-US relations need to return to the right track, misunderstandings must end and communication should be objective and involve mutual respect, he said during the Lanting Forum.

"Over the past few years, the United States basically cut off bilateral dialogue at all levels," Wang said in prepared remarks translated into English. "We stand ready to have candid communication with the U.S. side, and engage in dialogues aimed at solving problems."

To bring the China-US relations back to the right track, firstly China needs to break the wall intentionally built with the wrong understanding about China, to objectively and accurately understand China..-Reuters/Chinese state media



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