China says Sino-U.S. relations are deadlocked in high-level talks

Update on Sino-U.S. Relations

A senior Chinese diplomat said on Monday that Sino-US relations are at a dangerous “stalemate” because talks with their American counterparts have begun intense negotiations in the port city of Tianjin.

The meeting between Deputy Foreign Minister Xie Feng and US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman was the first face-to-face meeting between senior representatives of the two countries since March 3. Open quarrel In Anchorage, Alaska.

“China-US relations are currently at a deadlock and are facing serious difficulties,” Xie said, according to a copy of the speech posted on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He added that the United States “hopes to rekindle a sense of national purpose by establishing China as an’imaginary enemy'” and urged Washington to change what he called an “extremely dangerous China policy.”

Despite some Joe Biden’s election hopes, relations between the world’s two largest economies remain tense. Lead to recalibration.

Sherman’s stay in Tianjin was added to her itinerary last minute, After a trip that included trips to Japan, South Korea, and Mongolia.America is Unwilling to agree Unless Sherman is also received by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, she is expected to meet with him later on Monday.

The Alaska meeting fell into a rare Open slang contestChina’s top foreign policy official, Yang Jiechi, warned Secretary of State Anthony Brinken that the United States can no longer “stand in a strong position” and preach to Beijing. Yang also accused the Biden administration of “inciting countries to attack China.”

Xie’s tough comments came days after Beijing imposed sanctions on China. Seven AmericansIncluding former Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, in retaliation against the United States for taking similar actions against seven Chinese officials because they were suspected of playing a role in suppressing the Hong Kong democracy movement.

But the Biden administration also announced last week that it would withdraw visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers in the United States. A trial involving researchers allegedly affiliated with the People’s Liberation Army was originally scheduled to begin in California on Monday.

Sherman’s visit is part of a wider U.S. effort Increase participation There were talks with China before Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping might meet during the G20 summit in Italy in October.

Shi Yinhong, professor of international relations at Renmin University in Beijing, said: “The two sides will continue to fight, but they should still be able to discuss specific issues such as the possibility of holding a presidential summit.”

The Biden administration was initially reluctant to agree to a series of meetings with senior Chinese officials because its focus was to try to persuade European and Asian allies to jointly confront Beijing on a wide range of human rights, trade, and foreign policy issues.

As other senior government officials plead with countries throughout the Indo-Pacific region, the campaign will continue this week. U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin (Lloyd Austin) Seek failure Meet with his Chinese counterparts and will deliver a speech in Singapore on Tuesday. Austin will also visit Vietnam and the Philippines this week.

Brinken plans to fly to India “Group of Four” Tied with Australia and Japan. Former US President Donald Trump tried to revive the organization to counter China’s influence in the region.

Additional reporting by Xinning Liu in Beijing

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