China is hoping for Biden – and takes action against Trump
China hopes to improve relations with the US under new President Joe Biden. Foreign Office spokeswoman Hua Chunying congratulated Biden in front of the press in Beijing on Thursday and wished him success. She expressed her hope that relationships will be restored “On the right track” to be brought. Both countries are different, so differences are normal.
The spokeswoman referred to statements by Biden in his speech, according to which differences of opinion should not lead to conflict. “That should also apply to international relations,” said Hua Chunying. “In the past four years, a handful of American politicians have had that many Spreading lies and creating so much hatred and division“, Complained the spokeswoman.
Without naming the old US President Donald Trump, she spoke of the old US administration and especially Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the “Have laid too many mines that need to be removed and burned down so many bridges that need to be rebuilt”. Both sides should listen to each other and show respect.
“We believe that the good angels in Sino-US relations are certain defeat the evil forces China’s government hopes that the US side will meet it halfway. “But if China’s sovereignty and interests are undermined, we will take countermeasures,” said the spokeswoman.
A few minutes after Biden’s inauguration, China had imposed sanctions on Pompeo and 27 other politicians in the old US government and their families. They are denied entry to China, Hong Kong and Macau. They or institutions and companies related to them are not allowed to enter China To do business, as the State Department announced.
There is also a trade war between the two largest economies growing geostrategic rivalry. Topics of dispute are also Beijing’s tough course in Hong Kong, the internment of members of the Muslim Uyghur minority, dealing with Tibetans, the persecution of civil rights activists and China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea. (dpa)