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Climate cooperation part of China-US ties; US should meet China halfway to bring bilateral ties back on track: Wang Yi
Published: Sep 02, 2021 09:55 AM
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Cooperation is the only correct choice for China and the US, and climate change cooperation cannot be separated from general China-US ties. US should meet China halfway and take positive actions to bring bilateral ties back on the right track, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi told visiting US climate envoy John Kerry, who is now in North China’s Tianjin, in a video meeting on Wednesday.

Wang said climate change cooperation between the two countries conforms to bilateral interests and benefits all mankind. The US hopes to make climate cooperation an “oasis” of China-US relation, but if the “oasis” is surrounded by “desert,” the “oasis” will sooner or later become desert. 

Climate change cooperation cannot be separated from China-US ties. US should meet China halfway and take positive actions to bring bilateral ties back on the right track, Wang said. 

Wang said the reason for worsening relations between China and the US is US’ strategic misjudgment of China. Whoever started the trouble should end it. Now the ball is in US’ court.

Photo: fmprc.gov.cn

Photo: fmprc.gov.cn

Instead of viewing China as a threat and rival and suppressing it, the US should attach great importance and actively respond to the “two lists” and “three bottom lines” proposed by China, take concrete actions to improve ties, not to create more problems when the previous ones have yet to be solved, Wang noted.  

Bilateral, regional and global coordination and cooperation should be carried out based on mutual respect and mutual benefits, instead of taking unilateral actions, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister said. 

During Kerry’s visit in China from August 31 to September 3, he will discuss cooperation on climate change between China and the US and the upcoming 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) with his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua in the Chinese city of Tianjin, according to China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment on Tuesday. 

Global Times 
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