China, US Discuss Sensitive Issues in Bilateral Relations – Prensa Latina

Yang Jiechi, Director of Foreign Affairs of the Communist Party of the Asian country, emphasized to US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, the need to work together to maintain stable relations and control differences.

He insisted on betting on mutual respect, win-win cooperation and avoiding confrontations, but stressed that the Taiwan situation is the most sensitive issue and Washington should treat it with moderation.

At that point, Yang urged the White House to abide by the Three Joint Statements governing mutual relations, stop all kinds of official exchanges with Taipei, and recognize Beijing as the sole representative of the international community.

He urged him to focus on his own human rights issues, rather than defaming others and using the issue as an excuse to interfere with the domestic agenda.

Regarding the origin of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and subsequent Covid-19 disease, Yang lamented efforts to politicize an issue of a scientific nature, rejecting any action to blame Beijing and calling the theory about the alleged escape of Covid-19 absurd. The pathogen is from the Wuhan laboratory.

Among other issues, he demanded respect for each side’s political system and development path, and indicated that his country would continue the path of socialism with its own characteristics.

As reported here, Blinken said recent exchanges between officials of both powers are beneficial to Washington-Beijing relations, and he expressed a desire to increase them.

Blinken pledged to abide by the one-China principle, comply with the Three Shared Statements, and maintain communication on topics of common interest.

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