China urges U.S. to rectify mistakes on China policy and actions
Updated 18:24, 26-Jul-2021

China has urged the U.S. to rectify mistakes on its China policy and actions, such as by removing sanctions on Chinese officials and visa restrictions on students as well as stopping suppressing the development of Chinese enterprises.  

China's Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng made the remarks during talks with visiting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman in north China's Tianjin Municipality on Monday.

In a press briefing after the talks, Xie said the Chinese side proposed to the American side two lists specifying areas and cases where Beijing demands changes. One is of U.S. policies and allegations concerning China that Beijing says need correcting, and the other is a list of key cases concerning Chinese officials and people in the United States, he said. 

In the first list, China has urged the U.S. to unconditionally remove visa restrictions on members of the Communist Party of China and their families, sanctions on Chinese leaders, officials and government agencies as well as visa restrictions on Chinese students. 

China has also urged the U.S. to stop suppressing Chinese enterprises, stop harassing Chinese students, stop suppressing Confucius Institutes, revoking the designation of Chinese media outlets as "foreign agents" or "foreign missions," and withdraw its extradition request for Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou. 

In the second list, China has expressed concerns over cases about Washington's rejection of some Chinese students' visa applications, the unfair treatment of Chinese citizens in the U.S. as well as growing hatred against Asians and growing anti-China sentiments in the U.S. It urges Washington to respect and protect the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens and institutions in America. 

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Meanwhile, Xie said the two sides exchanged views on a wide range of issues during the talks, revealing that the U.S. side sought cooperation and support from China on addressing climate change and nuclear issues concerning Iran and the Korean Peninsula. 

Cooperation must be based on mutual trust and mutual benefit, he stressed, urging the U.S. to correct its perspective on cooperation. "It won't work to seek cooperation on the one hand and harm China's interests on the other," he said. 

Xie described his talks with Sherman as "in-depth and candid" and said the meeting has enhanced mutual understanding of each other's stance. 

In an interview with CGTN, Xie criticized Washington for its attempt of "blaming China for the U.S.'s deep structural problems." 

"The U.S. crackdown on China will neither defeat China nor save the U.S. itself," he said. "The U.S. should choose to show mutual respect with China, with fair competition and peaceful diplomacy."

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