Describing ties between the world’s two biggest economies as “at a crossroads,” Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged a “non-conflict, non-confrontation” relationship between China and the United States.
At the opening ceremony of a forum in Beijing, the theme of which is “Promoting Dialogue and Cooperation and Managing Differences: Bring China-U.S. Relations Back to the Right Track,” Wang said, “But first, we should each manage our own business well. “
Wang criticized the Trump administration for looking to only “fulfill their own needs,” saying the approach had seen the two countries’ relationship veer “from the normal track.”
Earlier this month on the eve of the Chinese New Year, the biggest holiday of the country, Chinese President Xi Jinping held a phone conversation with new U.S. President Joe Biden. In the call, the leaders agreed to “work together” on major issues.