China’s Wang Yi says direction of U.S.-China ties in danger of going ‘astray’

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken (not pictured) meets Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a meeting in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia July 9, 2022. Stefani Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS

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BEIJING, July 9 (Reuters) – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his U.S. counterpart Antony Blinken on Saturday that the leadership of U.S.-China relations risked being further “misguided” due to a problem with the perception that the United States of China has.

“Many people believe that the United States is suffering from an increasingly severe bout of ‘Chinaphobia,'” Wang said in a statement released by his ministry, following his meeting with Blinken on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia. .

Wang also said the United States should rescind additional tariffs on China as soon as possible and end unilateral sanctions against Chinese companies, in an exchange the statement called “profound” and “frank.”

Besides, the US side should be careful in its words and deeds regarding Taiwan and should not send bad signals to the “Taiwan independence” forces, Wang said.

According to the statement, the two sides also exchanged in-depth views on “the Ukrainian issue”, without giving details.

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Reporting by Ryan Woo; Editing by Alison Williams

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