China does not fear confrontation with the US: Foreign minister

In a speech published on the foreign ministry's website, he faulted the problems in the US-China partnership on strategic misjudgments on the American side.

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China does not fear confrontation with the United States but prefers cooperation if it is beneficial to both parties, according to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

In a speech published on the foreign ministry’s website, he faulted the problems in the US-China partnership on strategic misjudgments on the American side.

Competition, according to Mr. Wang, doesn’t hurt, but it should be good.

According to Mr.Wang, he said

If there is confrontation, then (China) will not fear it, and will fight to the finish,” he said.

The US-China partnership is at an all-time low on a series of matters, including that of the genesis of the Covid-19 epidemic, trade, human rights, and Beijing’s rising influence on Taiwan.

Last month, US President Joe Biden challenged his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on individual rights in a call that stretched more than three hours, while Mr. Xi cautioned that Beijing would retaliate to what it deemed aggression on Taiwan.

Last Thursday, the US Senate enacted a law restricting imports from China’s Xinjiang region due to the concerns over the forced labor, the newest US response to Beijing’s treatment of the territory’s Uighur Muslim minority.

China dismisses allegations of violations of human rights in Xinjiang.

Meanwhile, Mr. Wang remarked that Taiwan is a wanderer who will come back home someday, rather than just a chess piece to be toyed with.

Mr. Wang underlined Beijing’s tenacity to regain control of the territory.

To Taipei’s chagrin and Washington’s considerable concern, China claims Democratic-controlled¬†Taiwan as its own territory and has escalated military and diplomatic efforts in the last two years to push its independence claims.

Mr. Wang slammed current concerns on Taiwan’s government’s attempts to rely on the United States for sovereignty, as well as the US and other countries’ effort to manage China through Taiwan.

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