US Disrupts Positive Momentum in Relations With Beijing, Chinese Foreign Minister Says
A Chinese woman adjusts the Chinese national flag near U.S. national flags before a Strategic Dialogue expanded meeting that’s part of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Thursday, July 10, 2014InternationalIndiaAfricaBEIJING (Sputnik) – The stabilization of US-China relations should be a priority after Washington disrupted the positive momentum achieved during the meeting between the leaders of the two countries in Bali, Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang said during a meeting with US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns. “In November of last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden held successful talks on the island of Bali and reached important consensuses. However, since then, a series of misguided actions and statements by the American side have disrupted the hard-won positive momentum in bilateral relations, relations between the countries have again hit the ice,” Qin Gang said as quoted by China Central Television (CCTV) on Monday. The foreign minister added that the stabilization of bilateral relations is a top priority.Gang also called on Washington to stop supporting separatist forces in Taiwan.
“[The US] should properly approach the Taiwan issue … stop supporting and condoning the separatist forces of ‘Taiwan independence’,” Qin Gang told Burns, as quoted by China Central Television (CCTV) on Monday.
The foreign minister also pointed out to Washington the need to respect China’s “red lines” and stop violating its sovereignty, security and development interests.MilitaryUS to Reportedly Fast-Track $500 Mln Arms for Taiwan Amid Narrative of China ‘Threat’6 May, 08:42 GMTTaiwan has been governed independently from mainland China since 1949. Beijing views the island as its province, while Taiwan — a territory with its own elected government — maintains that it is an autonomous country but stops short of declaring independence. Beijing opposes any official contacts of foreign states with Taipei and considers Chinese sovereignty over the island indisputable.Despite officially declaring its adherence to the so-called One China policy, the US has maintained informal diplomatic ties with Taipei, while also providing military assistance to the island, citing the “Chinese threat” as justification. Beijing has repeatedly slammed Washington for being “a security risk creator in the region.”WorldPutin Congratulates Xi Saying Beijing, Moscow Develop All-Round Partnership: Kremlin1 October 2022, 06:45 GMTChinese Foreign Minister also shared his opinion on Moscow-Beijing ties in an interview to Saudi newspaper. He stated that the Russian-Chinese relations have overcome outdated models such as a zero-sum game and a confrontation between blocs and have been able to withstand different challenges.”[The relations between Russia and China] have overcome such outdated models as the zero-sum game and the confrontation between blocs,” Qin told.The Chinese foreign minister also said that the bilateral relations had been able to withstand different challenges because the countries found way to strategic mutual trust, adding that they did not pose a threat to other nations and reflected “right direction of historical development.”Russia and China will continue to work on a comprehensive strategic partnership as well as promote the model of a multipolar world, Qin said.