US-China relationship one in every of ‘robust competitors’, says White Home after Beijing urges Joe Biden to carry sanctions

US-China relationship one in every of ‘robust competitors’, says White Home after Beijing urges Joe Biden to carry sanctions

White Home press secretary Jen Psaki made the feedback after China urged the US to cease interfering within the nation’s inside affairs

US-China relationship one of 'strong competition', says White House after Beijing urges Joe Biden to lift sanctions

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Washington: America’s relationship with China is one in every of “robust competitors” and the Biden administration will work in shut coordination with companions and allies to be sure that it’s coming from a place of power, the White Home has stated, a day after Beijing urged the US to cease interfering in its inside affairs and carry commerce sanctions.

White Home Press Secretary Jen Psaki made the feedback on Monday whereas responding to a query on a press release made by Chinese language State Councillor and International Minister Wang Yi on the China-US ties.

Wang stated that the US ought to cease “smearing” the ruling Communist Celebration of China and its one-party political system, carry sanctions on commerce and halt Washington’s backing of “separatist forces in Taiwan, Tibet, Hong Kong and Xinjiang.

He additionally stated that the Biden administration ought to modify the hardline coverage pursued by former President Donald Trump in the direction of Beijing to test its rising affect.

On the White Home briefing, Psaki stated, “there may be, after all, a overview of our tariffs and the tariffs that have been put in place. I haven’t got any replace on that at this cut-off date.

“We imagine the connection with China is one in every of robust competitors. We wish to come to that relationship from a place of power. Meaning working in shut coordination with our companions and allies world wide: Europeans, different companions within the area, additionally with Democrats and Republicans in Congress. And it additionally means we wish to do work from home, and give attention to doing work from home, to verify we’re coming to that from a place of power,” Psaki stated.

The relations between China and the US are at an all time low. The 2 international locations are presently engaged in a bitter confrontation over varied points, together with commerce, the origins of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the communist large’s aggressive army strikes within the disputed South China Sea and human rights.

On the Capitol, Home of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated that the US Congress is devoted to holding China accountable for its abuses, together with focusing on Uyghurs, Tibetans, activists and weak communities on the mainland, and now, Hong Kong.

“We should put all choices on the desk to carry China accountable,” the highest Democrat stated.

Final week, greater than 15 legislations have been launched in Congress towards China.

America Congress has lengthy been united on a bipartisan and bicameral foundation to holding China accountable for its repression and abuses, together with focusing on Uyghurs, the Tibetan folks, human rights activists and weak communities on the mainland, and now, Hong Kong. We should be certain that all oppressed and persecuted by Beijing know that they haven’t been forgotten, she stated.

The Chinese language authorities should know that the world is watching its strangulation of human rights and that we should put all choices on the desk for holding China accountable, she stated in a press release on the Chinese language authorities’s ongoing trial of democracy chief Martin Lee, together with eight different pro-democracy leaders.

If we don’t communicate out clearly for human rights in China due to business pursuits, we lose all ethical authority to talk out for human rights wherever on this planet, Pelosi stated.

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