He said the downward spiral of China-U.S. relations goes against the interests of both sides as well as those of the international community. 20201218T070000 20201218T073000 America/New_York Asia Society: China: State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi H.E. Wang said China and the U.S. should respect each other's choices about national systems and development paths, refrain from interfering in each others' internal affairs and turn frictions into cooperation over maritime issues, and cancel a series of restrictions on people-to-people exchanges as soon as possible. 7. "It is important that the U.S. policy toward China returns to objectivity and sensibility as early as possible," Wang said. In spite of China's earnest efforts to build China-U.S. relations on the basis of coordination, cooperation and stability, some U.S. politicians have made a series of strategic miscalculations over China-related issues, Wang pointed out. The post called on Australia to stop criticising China's human rights abuses. China has no intention to pick a fight with the U.S., neither in diplomacy, the media or any other field, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday during a video conference with the U.S. Asia Society. China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi.Credit:AP. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi. US President Donald Trump (left), with Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2019.Credit:AP, "This grave, difficult situation in China-US relations is not something we want to see," he said. But he said he saw three areas for better collaboration between China's President Xi Jinping and President-elect Joe Biden including on climate change, the pandemic and economic recovery. SEOUL: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in South Korea for talks on Wednesday amid talk of a trip to Seoul by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Wang Yi (Chinese: 王毅; pinyin: Wáng Yì; born 8 October 1953) is a Chinese diplomat and politician. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi lashed out at the US on Friday for its “completely unreasonable” demand to reimpose sanctions on Iran. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends a video conference of foreign ministers on Iran nuclear issue in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 21, 2020. "China's diplomacy is for equity. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, right, talks with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha during their meeting at the foreign ministry in … China has no intention to pick a fight with the U.S., neither in diplomacy, the media or any other field, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday during a video conference with the U.S. Asia Society. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi sent a letter to the British Ambassador in Beijing and asked her to convey his gratitude to the new British consul general in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality for rescuing a student who appeared to be drowning. On Friday, the Trump administration blacklisted more than 60 Chinese companies citing national security and human rights. Wang made the remarks in a wide-ranging speech to the New York-based Asia Society which was hosted by the think tank’s president and former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd overnight. Wang called for cooperation between the world's two largest economies, adding that China's stance on working with the U.S. remains stable and consistent. There are currently no Australian journalists working in China as a result of Beijing's refusal to grant visas and intimidation of the two correspondents who were the last to file from on the ground. "I enjoyed very much your comments about the fact that face-to-face dialogue – once COVID makes that possible – enables us to solve most problems and I hope soon that that is possible between the United States and China," he said. For more, we have our foreign affairs correspondent Yoon Jung-min live at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Freeland said Friday that she and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi had a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the ASEAN foreign ministers' meeting in … Introduced by Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd. Beijing ICP prepared NO.16065310-3. China has been committed to an independent foreign policy of peace, Wang said, adding China has no intention to compete for hegemony, meddle in other countries' internal affairs, or export its systems and development model, let alone seek the so-called sphere of influence. Whatsapp. In recent weeks, China angered Australia when a prominent diplomat posted on Twitter, a platform which is banned in China, a fabricated image of an Australian SAS soldier slitting the throat of an Afghan child. The big and strong must not bully the small and weak.". He formerly served as China's Vice Foreign Minister, Ambassador to Japan and Director of the Taiwan Affairs Office. He said they have neglected broad common interests and room for cooperation, smeared the Communist Party of China with ideological bias, attempted to bring China down to its knees via extreme pressure, and sought for an anti-China coalition on the international stage. "And I'll put in a pitch for my own country Australia [and for] face-to-face contact between the Chinese government and the Australian government as well.". Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends a video conference of foreign ministers on Iran nuclear issue in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 21, 2020. China’s foreign minister Wang Yi has called for better relations with the incoming Biden administration, saying a confrontation between the US and China would "spell disaster" for "humanity as a whole". Australia is taking China to the World Trade Organisation over its 80 per cent tariffs on barley and has not ruled out further action. The Chinese foreign minister also urged the U.S. side to stop overstretching the notion of national security and the arbitrary suppression of Chinese companies, while calling those actions "long-arm jurisdiction. Facebook Twitter Email. South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha has been meeting with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Seoul. China can help with three, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday to the New York-based Asia Society think tank via video. "We believe that countries irrespective of their size and strength are all equal members of the international community. /Chinese Foreign Ministry, U.S.'s strategic miscalculations over China. Wang said China … Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi sent a message of sympathies to Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama over the casualties and severe loss of property caused by severe Tropical Cyclone Yasa. On Friday, the Trump administration blacklisted more than 60 Chinese companies citing national security and human rights. "We hope the United States can work with China to rebuild a strategic framework for the stable and sound development of bilateral ties, with mutual respect as the premise, enhanced dialogue and consultation as the approach, deepened integration of interests as the driving force, and solid foundation of public opinion as the support," Wang said. "China-U.S. relations have never been a zero-sum game, and the success of either party is not at the expense of the failure of the other party," he said. He also called on the two sides to address some prominent issues in a constructive way. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has urged the US to change its strategic perceptions of China in order to build a healthy and stable relationship between the two countries. During an… Wang during the meeting also answered questions on China's relations with Australia amid the sharp decline in bilateral ties, urging the Australian side to seriously consider whether it treats China as a threat or a partner. Noting that the international order and relations have been severely impacted by hegemonism, protectionism and unilateralism, Wang said China and the U.S. should "adopt correct mutual perception toward each other, conform with the trend of the times, heed the call from the international community, and shoulder due responsibilities as major countries.". New Delhi: Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councillor Wang Yi Friday said any attack on the Communist Party of China (CPC) is an attack on people of that country and that Beijing believes in peaceful coexistence when it comes to conducting diplomacy. Noting that China and Australia are both members of the Asia-Pacific family, the Chinese foreign minister said the two countries have maintained close exchanges from all walks of life, and the two countries' economies are highly complementary, which also brings benefits to both sides. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrives in Seoul on Wednesday for a three-day visit, his first in about a year. – soon, according to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who met ambassadors from the 27 EU nations in Beijing on Monday. On Thursday, the US formally asked the UN to trigger the “snapback”, a mechanism under the 2015 nuclear accord that allows a participant to restore pre-2015 sanctions on Iran, on the grounds that Tehran has significantly violated the agreement. What's new: China and the U.S. need to ensure a "smooth transition" of their relations to remove "disruptions and obstacles" before the U.S. presidential transition next month, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday. "We need to replace sanctions with dialogue and consultation.". "For our foreign friends who truly care about China and wish to know more about Xinjiang, Tibet and other parts of China, we are always ready to share with them the facts. If Australia sees China as a partner, we will have the basic premise for dialogue and cooperation.". “China is not a threat to the United States - was not, is not and will not be a threat,” Wang said, yet relations were at their lowest ebb since the establishment of full diplomatic ties in 1979. The goal of China-U.S. engagement is not to mold the other in one's own image, still less to defeat the other side, but to seek and expand common interests, Wang stressed. ", "There are no winners in trade wars, which only hurt both sides," Wang said. "Some politicians have fabricated too much false information about Xinjiang and Tibet," Wang said. Comments. 1 of 7 South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, poses with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi for a photo before a meeting at … And China's top diplomat is going to meet President Moon in the coming hours. Follow China.org.cn on Twitter … Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the U.S. has frequently interfered in China's internal affairs on different issues, hurting China's interest and causing China-U.S. bilateral ties to spiral downward and hit a low point since 1979. Wang Yi: China has no intention to pick a fight with U.S. The Chinese foreign minister also underlined that it would not be "achievable" if the U.S.'s China policy were to "remodel or even subvert China.". Wang's speech focussed mostly on US-Sino relations and did not address the deterioration in the Australia-China relationship which has resulted in China banning Australian coal and imposing huge tariffs on a range of goods including barley, wine and lobster. Chinese officials are refusing to accept phone calls from the Australian government despite repeated requests from the Morrison government to restart communications. TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi asked his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi to visit China next year when they met in … "This is unacceptable," Wang said and urged the US to stop "overstretching the nation of national security" and the "arbitrary suppression of Chinese companies". TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi stressed China's opposition to "virus politicization" as he summarized the … Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Dec 7, 2020 called for renewed dialogue with the incoming US administration of President-elect Joe Biden. FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2019, file photo, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, poses with his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi for a photo prior to a meeting in Tokyo. The Chinese foreign minister noted that the U.S. interfered in China's internal affairs on a series of issues and damaged China's interests, which have pushed bilateral relations to their lowest point since the establishment of diplomatic relations 41 years ago. "We welcome you, all of you joining us through the video link today from various countries to visit China, including the two autonomous regions at your convenience. Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi arrived in Seoul on Wednesday for meetings with his Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-hwa, and President Moon Jae-in … Credit: AP. “China is not a threat to the United States - was not, is not and will not be a threat,” Wang said, yet relations were at their lowest ebb since the establishment of full diplomatic ties in 1979. TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi asked his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi to visit China next year when they met in … Wang Yi, the Foreign Minister for China, celebrated the presumed return of former vice president Joe Biden to the White House by saying it marked a “return to the right track.” Speaking to the board of the US-China Business Council (USCBC), the representative of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) revealed his goal of improving relations with the United States. He hopes that China-Australia relations can return to a normal and healthy development track. "What has happened proves that pressuring others with tariffs would only boomerang. On December 21, 2020, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended a video conference of foreign ministers on the Iranian nuclear issue. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi holds a video conference with the U.S. Asia Society in Beijing, China, December 18, 2020. In the message, Wang Yi … ", He said that anything related to trade issues should be solved through "dialogue and consultation" instead of "confrontation and sanctions.". Sign up to The Sydney Morning Herald‘s newsletter here, The Age‘s here, Brisbane Times’ here, and WAtoday’s here. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi has reiterated his nation’s commitment to aid Africa’s development aspirations. Twitter. Credit: AP On Friday, the Trump administration blacklisted more than 60 Chinese companies citing national security and human rights. The current difficult situation in China-Australia relations is not what China wants to see, Wang said, adding that China has heard too many negative voices and seen various negative moves from the Australian side in the past two years, which will naturally affect the atmosphere of bilateral relations and the enthusiasm of cooperation and exchanges. Wang Yi, State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China will deliver an address. Wang defended China's so-called Wolf Warrior diplomacy saying it was about equality. He has served as the Foreign Minister since March 2013 and a State Councilor since March 2018. US President Donald Trump (left), with Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2019. South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets with visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 26, 2020. Australia should consider whether China is a threat or a partner. The former Labor leader urged Wang to restart talks. Having experienced great humiliation in history, China truly understands how important equity is," he said. Rudd said the US-China relationship was having detrimental effects on third countries like Australia which was "very much in the firing line in the tensions of the bilateral relationship". Rudd warned that this "will require greater and more direct engagement between the two sides and all sides on that because there are quite different views.". Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi says US should replace sanctions with dialogue China's State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged the United States to … China's foreign minister wants better ties with Biden administration. South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets with visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 26, … Copyright © 2020 CGTN. The meeting was chaired by the European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell. Comments. Wang said relations with the United States had "spiralled down to the lowest level since the establishment of diplomatic ties 41 years ago". China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Our Morning Edition newsletter is a curated guide to the most important and interesting stories, analysis and insights. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, French Foreign […] More than 100 participants, including members of the Asia Society and members of the U.S. strategic sector, attended the event. Earlier the day Wang met with his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha and discussed ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation in various areas including regional issues and COVID-19. "The time has come to decide the future course," Wang said, demanding an end to US sanctions on Chinese companies, criticism of the Chinese Communist Party and what he said was "too much fabricated" information about human rights abuses in Xinjiang and Tibet. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi has reiterated his nation’s commitment to aid Africa’s development aspirations. "If Australia sees China as a threat, how can China-Australia relations be improved? 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