China calls on U.S. to avoid confrontation, seek win-win cooperation

Senior Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi on Thursday called on China and the U.S. to properly handle differences, push forward bilateral cooperation and avoid confrontation at the start of the high-level dialogue in Anchorage, Alaska.

Yang, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken attended the dialogue.

Expressing his hope the talks with the U.S. can be sincere and candid, Yang said the two countries should shoulder responsibility for world peace, stability and development.

Yang said China adheres to the values of peace, development, fairness, justice, democracy and freedom. He also criticized the human rights situation in the U.S., adding Washington should mind its own business instead of meddling in China’s internal affairs.

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