TRENDING US recent China policy speech just 'old wine in a new bottle': Spokesperson


US recent China policy speech just 'old wine in a new bottle': Spokesperson

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15:41, June 02, 2022

The US side’s recent China policy speech is just old wine in a new bottle, Beijing said on Wednesday.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the remarks in response to a recent speech by US Secretary of State Blinken, in which he announced the “invest, align, compete” strategy toward China.

"Our relations cannot be defined by competition, nor should we pursue zero-sum vicious competition or engage in major power confrontation under the cover of competition," Zhao said.

If the US insists on defining China-US relations by major power competition and pursuing “I win you lose” policy objectives, it will only push the two countries to confrontation and conflict and lead the world to division and turmoil, he added.

He stressed that it’s a shared responsibility and obligation for China and the US to build a world of connectivity, diversity, inclusiveness, security and shared benefits.

“Whether China and the US can handle the relationship well is a question of the century to which the two countries must answer well,” he added.

(Subtitled by Qiao Wai; Compiled by Meng Gaohan)

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