Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Beijing would not shy away from a confrontation with Washington if that happened. Photo/Illustration
Responding to the heated relations between the two countries, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Beijing would not shy away from a confrontation with Washington if that happened. Even so, he continued to call for mutually beneficial cooperation and respectful dialogue.
In his speech at the 2021 China Symposium on International Situation and Diplomacy, Wang Yi underlined that the various disagreements between Beijing and Washington stem from the latter’s strategic misjudgment.
According to Wang Yi, some people in the US do not want to admit that other countries have the right to develop and agree that the two countries can achieve mutually beneficial results and instead seek to pressure Beijing.
“If there is a confrontation, then (China) will not be afraid, and will fight to the end,” he said.
“Dialogue is allowed, but it must be equal, cooperation is allowed, but it must be mutually beneficial,” he added Sputnik, Tuesday (12/21/2021).
Wang Yi went on to emphasize that cooperation would benefit both, while fighting would harm both. He concluded his remarks by commenting on Sino-American relations, expressing hope that Washington will fulfill its commitments, win the trust of others, and work with China to explore the peaceful coexistence of the two great powers.
According to China’s top diplomat, the two countries should regain their original intention to melt the ice and seek consensus.