The Chinese ambassador to the United States said Tuesday that China and the United States “should not fall into misunderstanding, miscalculation, conflict or confrontation” as their relations reached a new historical turning point. United States, Qin Gang.
“We must not miss historic opportunities. Most importantly, we must not make historical mistakes,” Chen said in his speech at the welcome event hosted by the committee’s board of directors. National Report on US-China Relations (NCUSCR).
“On the contrary, we should face the reality and trends of the times, return to rationality, take a responsible attitude toward history, the two peoples and the world, and maintain the right direction of Sino-US relations,” he added.
The ambassador recommended that, “As two great nations with different political systems, different cultures and stages of development, we must find a way to reach an understanding in peace based on mutual respect.”
First and foremost, the two sides should be clear on each other’s essential points and show mutual respect.
During his meeting with US Assistant Secretary of State Wendy Sherman in the Chinese city of Tianjin (North), Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi identified the “three basic lines” of China.
“They all relate to China’s core interests. The Chinese side has also submitted two ‘lists’ to the US side: a list of misconduct by the United States and a list of the main individual files of China’s concerns. The lists are the symptoms, and the final lines indicate the root causes,” Chen noted.
The diplomat hopes the US side will exercise caution on issues related to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Xinjiang, Tibet and the South China Sea, respect China’s sovereignty, security and development interests, and stop interfering in its internal affairs. He will avoid touching or defying the red line set by China.
Second, both sides should maintain dialogue and deal with differences, the ambassador noted.
The two countries should follow the spirit of the telephone conversation between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Joe Biden on the eve of Chinese New Year, and strengthen communication between the departments of foreign affairs, economy, finance, law enforcement and the military. He said that rebuilding the relevant dialogue mechanisms and managing and dealing with differences constructively.
Third, the two sides should remove the turmoil and focus on cooperation, according to Qin.
“Bilaterally and on global issues such as climate change, we can build small steps and tackle the easier problems first, until we find the entry point to improve our relationship and expand cooperation. At the same time, we must jointly remove obstacles to cooperation.”
“It is hoped that the United States will stop political manipulation in the search for the origins of the virus and stop deliberating and adopting bills related to China that seriously impede Sino-US relations,” the diplomat added.
“There is a long way to go to improve and develop Sino-US relations. The historical task of maintaining and strengthening our relations in the new era rests with us,” he said.
As the new Chinese ambassador to the United States, Chen announced that he will strengthen communication and dialogue with various sectors of the United States, serve as a bridge and link between the two countries, and work to formulate a more rational, stable and manageable policy. The constructive relationship between China and the United States.
The members of the NCUSCR Board of Directors said that the committee will continue to work to promote mutual understanding, mutual trust and cooperation between the United States and China, in order to stimulate the development of constructive relations between the two countries.
Attendees at the event included former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former Treasury Secretary Jacob Law, former trade representative Carla Hills, and committee chair Stephen Orleans.
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