onsdag 24. februar 2021

China's Call to Reboot US Ties Unlikely to be Answered: Analysts

China's call on the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden to draw a line under the tensions of the Trump era and reboot ties is unlikely to gain traction in Washington, analysts told RFA. Foreign minister Wang Yi called on Monday for the United States and China to repair damaged bilateral relations. But he also called on Washington to stop "smearing" the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP), interfering in Beijing's internal affairs, and to dial back its support for the democratic island of Taiwan, which has never been ruled by the CCP nor formed part of the People's Republic of China.

"Over the past few years, the United States basically cut off bilateral dialogue at all levels," Wang said. "We stand ready to have candid communication with the U.S. side, and engage in dialogues aimed at solving problems," he said.

State Department spokesman Ned Price responded by saying that Beijing has a tendency to "avert blame" for its failure to honor international agreements and its human rights abuses.