Beijing, January 2
As Joe Biden is set to assume power this month, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday hoped that the US President-elect would end the incumbent Donald Trump’s Cold War policy towards Beijing and return to a “sensible approach” by restoring normal ties.
The Trump administration launched a broadside against China on all fronts, including trade, Tibet and Taiwan besides scathing criticism against the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC), headed by President Xi Jinping.
The Chinese side hopes that the next US administration will return to a sensible approach, resume dialogue with China, restore normalcy to the bilateral relations and restart cooperation, Wang, who is also a State Councillor, told the state-run Xinhua news agency in an interview.
“China-US relations have come to a new crossroads. A new window of hope is opening,” he said.
Biden, who defeated President Trump in the November 8 Presidential election, is scheduled to take over on January 20, formally ending the Trump era which saw the US-China ties touch a new low. Wang said that in recent years, the US-China relations have run into unprecedented difficulties. Fundamentally, it all comes down to the serious misconceptions of US policymakers, he added. — PTI