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China’s foreign minister warns US not to cross ‘red line.’

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China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a phone call with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken that the US must end the “old practice of one-sided bullying”. Mr. Wang on Friday accused the United States of trying to stifle China’s development. Washington must listen to Beijing’s legitimate concerns, he said, and warned the US against trying to challenge China’s red line with “salami” tactics. You were referring to the practice of achieving much greater results using Wang’s remarks underscored the deep tensions that govern relations between the world’s two largest economies.

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with President Joe Biden at his G20 summit in Bali last month to discuss many hot topics, including Taiwan. It was our first face-to-face conversation since 2017. China sees Taiwan as its territory and believes the United States is slowly abandoning its core interests and questioning its bottom line but could give China a clear reason to go all out. We are careful to avoid single drastic measures that are potentially destructive. Xi has called this the “first red line” that must not be crossed in US-China relations. Wang stressed that both sides should focus on translating the two leaders’ Bali agreement into practical guidelines and concrete measures, according to a statement released by China’s foreign ministry on Friday.

“We need to intensify consultations on the Guiding Principles of the Sino-US Agreement. We will strengthen ties, promote dialogue at all levels, and resolve specific issues between the two countries through joint working groups,” Wang said. Wang stressed that China “has always supported the goals of peace and the UN Charter.” “We will continue to support the international community in promoting peace and dialogue, and continue to play a constructive role in resolving the crisis in its way,” Wang told Blinken, according to China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. said.

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