Among these are stress over trade and know-how grievances that prompted Trump to hike tariffs on Chinese imports in 2017 and impose bans or different restrictions on Chinese tech firms and educational exchanges.
Trump additionally upgraded navy and diplomatic ties with Taiwan, the self-governing island democracy claimed by China as its personal territory, whereas sanctioning Chinese officers blamed for abuses in opposition to Muslim minorities in Xinjiang and a crackdown on freedoms in Hong Kong.
“We know that the brand new U.S. administration is reviewing and assessing its international coverage we hope that the U.S. coverage makers will preserve tempo with the instances, see clearly the pattern of the world, abandon biases, quit unwarranted suspicions and transfer to deliver the China coverage again to cause to guarantee a wholesome regular improvement of China-U.S. relations,” Wang informed diplomats, students and journalists on the Lanting Forum.
While Biden has pledged reengagement and a extra civil tone in U.S. diplomacy, its unclear whether or not he’ll make any basic adjustments in Washington’s insurance policies towards Beijing.
China faces extra opposition than ever in Washington due to its trade file, territorial disputes with neighbours, and accusations of know-how theft and spying. Taiwan enjoys robust bipartisan help, as do criticisms of China’s human rights file, particularly on Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet.
Wang stated China had “no intention to problem or change the United States” and was prepared to peacefully coexist and search frequent improvement.
Wang urged the U.S. to “stop smearing” the fame of China’s ruling Communist Party and to “stop conniving at and even supporting the inaccurate phrases and actions of separatist forces for Taiwan independence and stop undermining China’s sovereignty and safety on inside affairs regarding Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet.”
Wang stated the U.S. ought to reactivate all ranges of dialogue which he stated the U.S. had successfully halted beneath the Trump administration, and enhance cooperation on main bilateral and worldwide points. The COVID-19 pandemic, local weather change and the worldwide financial restoration are the three greatest points on which the perimeters can cooperate, he stated.
On trade, Wang stated China would defend the rights of U.S. firms whereas hoping the U.S. would “modify its insurance policies as quickly as potential, amongst others, take away unreasonable tariffs on Chinese items, lift its unilateral sanctions on Chinese firms and analysis and academic institutes and abandon irrational suppression of China’s technological progress.”
The U.S. also needs to lift restrictions on media, academic and people-to-people exchanges to reverse sharp declines in numbers of Chinese learning within the U.S. and visits by Chinese for tourism or enterprise, Wang stated.
“I hope that the 2 sides will work collectively to steer the large ship of China-U.S. relations again to the course of sound improvement towards a brilliant future will boundless prospects,” Wang stated.
As is common in Chinese international coverage, Wang put the onus for bettering relations squarely on the shoulders of the U.S. and provided no direct proposals for main breakthroughs, even whereas encouraging elevated dialogue.
While the tone taken towards the U.S. by high-ranking diplomats reminiscent of Wang, senior international coverage adviser Yang Jiechi and Xi himself seems extra optimistic than beneath Trump, China’s Foreign Ministry spokespeople have remained combative.
At a briefing on Friday, spokesperson Hua Chunying contrasted the freak winter climate hanging Texas with the strong social and financial interactions seen in China over the just-passed Lunar New Year vacation, with out providing any present of sympathy.
“All this has given us a deeper understanding of what human rights actually imply and the way to higher defend them. We are extra satisfied that we’re on the precise path and have each confidence sooner or later,” Hua stated.