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China’s chief diplomat urges US to remove ‘stumbling blocks’ for exchanges

2021-02-03 09:05:38       source:Global Times

Febuary 2, 2021

When China's senior official on foreign affairs Yang Jiechi delivered a speech on China-US relations on Tuesday, he urged the Biden administration to remove "stumbling blocks" for exchanges and reaffirmed China's bottom lines on issues regarding its sovereignty, while stressing the hope for cooperation.

Chinese experts said the remarks provide a pragmatic route map to fix China-US ties, as well as highlighting some principles and specific measures. US President Joe Biden and his administration should seize the opportunity and make concrete moves to ease the tension, as well as restart dialogue and cooperation.

Yang, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs, delivered the speech via video link at the invitation of the US National Committee on US-China Relations (NCUSCR). Yang is so far the most senior Chinese official to openly send a message to the US since Biden took office on January 20. 

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