China said that the US should refrain from putting China-US relations in jeopardy by playing the "Taiwan card" and urged Washington to take concrete actions to improve bilateral ties on Tuesday.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Wang Wenbin made the remarks at a daily press briefing in Beijing after the two-day meeting between the Chinese and US sides in Langfang, a city in Hebei province neighbouring Beijing.
On December 11, vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng met with Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Kritenbrink and Senior Director for China of National Security Council Rosenberg in Langfang.
Over the meeting, the two sides conducted candid, in-depth, and constructive communication on the consensus reached at the two presidents' meeting in Bali, China-US relations, and sensitive issues like the Taiwan question in bilateral relations, and exchanged ideas on major international and regional issues of common concern.
At the meeting, China noted that the two sides would put important consensus reached at the Bali meeting as the main task for the stability and development of China-US relations going forward.
"China and the US should remain committed to the head of state diplomacy, implement the consensus, and promote the bilateral relations," Wang said. "Both sides should demonstrate responsibility, strengthen communication and dialogue, develop mutual benefit cooperation, manage differences in a proper way, and promote the sound and stable development of China-US relations."
"We stand firmly against the zero-sum game, against ideological antagonism and confrontation between countries, against decoupling and severing supply chains, and against technological suppression," he said.
The Chinese side made clear its solemn position on the US wrongful habits on the Taiwan question and urged Washington to take concrete actions to obey the one-China principle and the three Sino-US joint communiqués.
"The Taiwan question is at the heart of China's core interests, the cornerstone of the political foundation for China-US relations, and the first red line of China-US relations," he said.
"We aren't afraid of or shy away from competition, but we object to defining China-US relations as competition, and oppose the containment and suppression of China in the name of competition," the Chinese side said at the meeting.
"Both countries should respect each other's values, rather than impose their own values on other countries, let alone interfering in other countries' internal affairs."
China firmly safeguards the international system with UN at its core, the international order underpinned by international law, and the basic norms governing international relations based on purposes and principles of the UN charter, and don't accept so-called rules set by certain countries, Wang added.
(Compiled by Wu Meixuan)