Author: Cheng Yihua
Last update date: 2021-06-12 08:43
Chinese state media CCTV reported on June 11 that Yang Jiechi, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and director of the Office of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission, had a telephone conversation with the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken at an appointment.
The report quoted Yang Jiechi on a number of issues, including Taiwan, the epidemic, and human rights. The content showed that Yang Jiechi's wording on some issues was strong.
Yang Jiechi mentioned that "the United States should solve its own domestic serious human rights violations, and not use the so-called human rights issues as an excuse to arbitrarily interfere in the internal affairs of other countries", "cannot act unilaterally in the name of multilateralism," and also talked about China's serious violations of human rights. Concerned that some people in the United States fabricated and spread the absurd story of "the Wuhan laboratory leaked the new crown virus."
The U.S. State Department later stated that Brinken expressed U.S. concerns about Hong Kong and Xinjiang issues, and he asked China to stop pressure on Taiwan.
U.S. side: expresses concern about Hong Kong's Xinjiang issue
According to the U.S. State Department, Brinken expressed U.S. concerns about the deterioration of Hong Kong’s democratic norms and the “genocide” of Uyghurs who believe in Islam in Xinjiang. He also asked China to release the “wrongly detained” U.S. and Canada. citizen.
The two talked about the North Korean policy.
Urge the United States to handle the Taiwan issue prudently and properly
According to a CCTV report, Yang Jiechi mentioned in the call that dialogue and cooperation should be the mainstream of Sino-US relations. China is committed to achieving non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect, and win-win cooperation with the US, while firmly safeguarding its own sovereignty, security, and development interests. Urge the United States to work with China in accordance with the spirit of the call between the two heads of state on New Year's Eve to push Sino-US relations back on the right track of development.
Yang Jiechi also stated that the Taiwan issue is related to China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and China’s core interests. He reiterated that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China. He urged the US to handle Taiwan-related issues carefully and properly, and take concrete actions to safeguard the overall situation of China-US relations and peace across the Taiwan Strait. stable.
The picture shows the US Secretary of State Blincoln boarding and leaving in Costa Rica on June 2, 2021.
"We cannot act unilaterally in the name of multilateralism"
Yang Jiechi stated that there is only one system and one order in the world, that is, the international system with the United Nations as the core and the international order based on international law, rather than the so-called system and order advocated by a few countries. He also said that there is only one set of rules. It is the basic norms of international relations based on the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, not the so-called rules formulated by a few countries.
He also stated that there is only one type of multilateralism, which is based on the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and international law, equal treatment, win-win cooperation, and true multilateralism, not pseudo-multilateralism based on the interests of "small circles" and "group politics." Doctrine, let alone practice unilateral reality in the name of multilateralism.
▼The high-level strategic dialogue between China and the United States held in Anchorage, USA on March 18▼
"The U.S. should resolve its own serious domestic human rights violations"
Yang Jiechi pointed out that peaceful development, fairness, justice, democracy and freedom are the common values of all mankind, and respect for sovereignty is the prerequisite for the realization of human rights. The United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights have confirmed this principle. He said, "The United States should solve itself well. Serious violations of human rights in the country, rather than arbitrary interference in the internal affairs of other countries under the pretext of so-called human rights issues."
Oppose the use of the epidemic to discredit China
Yang Jiechi stated that China actively participates in and supports international anti-epidemic cooperation, and firmly opposes any bad practices that use the epidemic to slander and stigmatize China. He accused some people in the United States of fabricating and spreading "the Wuhan laboratory leaks the new crown virus." China expresses serious concern about the absurd story. "We urge the United States to respect facts and science, not to politicize the issue of traceability, and focus on international cooperation in fighting the epidemic."
According to a CCTV report, Brinken said in a call that the recent series of contacts between the United States and China are beneficial to bilateral relations. The United States looks forward to increasing contacts and exchanges with China at all levels. The United States pursues the one-China policy and abides by the three Sino-US joint communiqués. The United States hopes Maintain communication and coordination with China on important international and regional issues.
The report also stated that the two sides also exchanged views on other issues of common concern.
High-level officials of China and the United States have made many calls in recent days, including on June 10, the Minister of Commerce of China and the United States, and China’s Minister of Commerce Wang Wentao exchanged views with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo on relevant issues in the field of commerce between China and the United States. .
The two sides later stated that dialogue and exchanges in the field of business between China and the United States are very important and agreed to promote the healthy development of pragmatic cooperation in trade and investment and properly handle differences.
Both parties agreed to continue to maintain communication.
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