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China lists issues of concern to US, demands lifting sanctions and revoking Meng Wanzhou's extradition
Published: Jul 26, 2021 04:13 PM
Wendy Sherman photo:CFP

China has delivered two lists of major concerns to the US during Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng's meeting with US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on Monday. Wendy Sherman photo:CFP



China has delivered two lists of major concerns to the US during Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng's meeting with US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on Monday, including urging the US to lift sanctions and visa restrictions targeted at Chinese officials and entities, and withdraw Meng Wanzhou's extradition.

In the lists, China asked the US to unconditionally lift visa restrictions on members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and their families, as well as on Chinese students and stop suppressing Chinese companies and hindering the development of the Confucius Institutes, Xie told the media after the meeting.

The US should stop labeling Chinese media as ''foreign missions'' and revoke the extradition of Meng Wanzhou, he said. 

Xie met with the US envoy in North China's Tianjin Municipality on Monday morning amid increasingly tense bilateral ties fueled recently by the US' moves of imposing sanctions on several Chinese officials over Hong Kong and its groundless accusation that China is engaging in cyberattacks.

During the meeting with Sherman, Xie said that the fundamental reason for the deadlock in China-US relations is that some in the US always see China as an "imaginary enemy." He urged the US to change its misguided mindset toward China and its extremely risky China policy.

Global Times


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