On September 19, 2022, local time, State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi met with representatives of the National Committee on US-China Relations, the US-China Business Council, and the US Chamber of Commerce in New York.
Wang Yi said today’s world is far from peaceful. The pandemic is not over yet and the crisis in Ukraine continues to intensify. Sino-US relations have suffered the most serious setback since the establishment of diplomatic relations. Many fear that China and the United States will enter a new Cold War. This year marks the 50th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s visit to China and the publication of the Shanghai Communiqué. It’s an important year to reflect on the experiences so far and embark on a new journey. But now the outlook for Sino-US relations is less certain and more uncertain. In response, Wang Yi explained China’s five “certainties”.
First, China’s development prospects are solid. The upcoming 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China will create a blueprint for China’s future development and set goals. China’s modernization and her more than 1.4 billion people’s path to common prosperity will provide more markets and development opportunities for the United States and the rest of the world.
Second, China’s determination to further promote reform and opening up is clear. China will continue to deepen reform, expand opening-up, develop a new opening-up system with higher standards, build an open world economy, and continue to promote economic globalization.
Third, China’s policy toward the United States is certain. President Xi Jinping put forward his three principles of mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation. President Joe Biden has made the “five no’s” (i.e. not calling for a “new Cold War”, not trying to change the Chinese system, revitalizing the alliance not hostile to China, and “Taiwan independence”). We will not support China, and we will not seek confrontation with Taiwan). China). The key is for the United States to restore reasonable and realistic policies toward China as quickly as possible.
Fourth, China’s willingness to strengthen economic and trade cooperation with the United States is unmistakable. China welcomes the development of US companies in China and will continue to promote a market-oriented, world-class business environment governed by a sound legal framework. Sino-US trade and economic cooperation should do more than subtract, join hands rather than let go, and tear down walls rather than create barriers. We need to address each other’s concerns through dialogue and consultation, not confrontation and coercion.
Fifth, China is certainly ready to participate in multilateral cooperation with the United States. History has proven, and will continue to prove, that China and the United States can achieve many great things by working together for the benefit of both countries and the world. To that end, China-US relations must maintain the political foundation, and in particular the US side must truly adhere to the one-China principle.
Wang Yi stressed that some Americans have described China as “the only country that can challenge the current international system,” but that is not true. China, the founder and beneficiary of the current international system, is essentially a supporter. No need to start anything new. What China opposes and resists is the one-sided bullying and Cold War mentality. China and the United States should jointly adhere to the basic norms of international relations based on the United Nations Charter and globally recognized international law.
Wang Yi emphasized that China-US relations will affect the future of the two countries and the peace and stability of the world. The two countries must work together to find a way for the two major nations with different social systems, histories and cultures to coexist peacefully. Wang Yi addressed the National Committee on Sino-U.S. Relations, the Sino-U.S. Business Council, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to advocate mutually beneficial cooperation, advocate peaceful coexistence, and promote friendship and mutual trust between China and the United States. encouraged to do so. We will play a positive role in putting China-US relations on a sound and stable development track.
The US side said that China-US relations are currently facing serious challenges. Help the United States and China, the world’s two largest interdependent economies, to manage their bilateral relations properly, reduce roadblocks and negative factors, and address climate change, public health, food and energy security. More benefits come when the challenges of are addressed collectively. To the people of both countries, and to the people of the world. US-China economic and trade cooperation has brought tangible benefits to both sides, and the US business community is committed to long-term business in China. Both sides should move in the right direction in the spirit of cooperation, continue constructive, multi-layered and fruitful dialogue, take small steps toward greater achievements, enhance mutual trust, and contribute to world peace, stability and prosperity. must.