Top Chinese Diplomats give Conciliatory Signals while Demanding Respect from the U.S

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China’s US policy remains unchanged. We are still willing to grow China-US relations with goodwill and sincerity,” State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday, according to an official English translation of his remarks published on the Chinese foreign ministry’s website. 

The comments also emphasized the need to respect China’s decisions.

The remarks come as some Chinese foreign ministry representatives in countries from France to Sri Lanka have taken a significantly more aggressive turn.

China’s top two foreign ministers kept to a conciliatory tone this week in public remarks about relations with the U.S., amid increasingly fraught tensions between the world’s two largest economies.

“China’s US policy remains unchanged. We are still willing to grow China-US relations with goodwill and sincerity,” State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday, according to an official English translation of his remarks published on the Chinese foreign ministry’s website. 

“Some friends in the US might have become suspicious or even wary of a growing China,” Wang said. “I’d like to stress here again that China never intends to challenge or replace the US, or have full confrontation with the US. What we care most about is to improve the livelihood of our people.”

Wang was speaking Thursday via video at a China-U.S. think tank event organized by the China Public Diplomacy Association, Peking University and Renmin University of China, according to the foreign ministry

SOURCE: CNBC

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