China urges U.S. to follow up Biden's no Cold War remarks with action
China on Thursday urged the United States to implement President Joe Biden's remarks about seeking no new Cold War and properly handle the Taiwan question.
Addressing the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, Biden reiterated that the U.S. wants to avoid confrontation with China.
"We do not seek conflict. We do not seek a Cold War. We do not ask any nation to choose between the United States or any other partner," he said.
In response, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Thursday that the U.S. president had made similar commitments on many occasions.
Biden said Washington does not seek a new Cold War, nor does it seek to change China's system, adding that revitalizing its alliances is not against China. He said the U.S. does not support "Taiwan independence" nor look for conflict with China.
"We hope that the U.S. side will follow the U.S. leader's stance with concrete actions, take a correct perception of China and China-U.S. relations, return to the three China-U.S. joint communiques and handle the Taiwan-related questions prudently and properly to preserve the political foundation of China-U.S. relations," said Zhao at a regular briefing.
He called on the U.S. to work with China to find a way for two major countries with different social systems, histories and cultures to coexist peacefully and secure win-win cooperation.
"This will not only benefit the Chinese and American people but also contribute to the peace, stability and development of the world," said Zhao.