Relationship with China is certainly one of ‘strong competition’: White House


“We believe the relationship with China is one of strong competition. We want to come to that relationship from a position of strength,” stated White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki

America’s relationship with China is certainly one of “strong competition” and the Biden administration will work in shut coordination with companions and allies to ensure that it’s coming from a place of energy, the White House has stated, a day after Beijing urged the U.S. to cease interfering in its inner affairs and raise commerce sanctions.

Also learn: China asks U.S. to cease ‘smearing’ CPC, halt assist to ‘separatist forces’ in Tibet, HK, Xinjiang

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki made the feedback on Feb. 22 whereas responding to a query on an announcement made by Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the China-U.S. ties.

Mr. Wang stated that the U.S. ought to cease “smearing” the ruling Communist Party of China and its one-party political system, raise 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 “adjust” the hardline coverage pursued by former President Donald Trump in the direction of Beijing to examine its rising affect.

At the White House briefing, Ms. Psaki stated, “there is, of course, a review of our tariffs and the tariffs that were put in place. I don’t have any update on that at this point in time.”

“We believe the relationship with China is one of strong competition. We want to come to that relationship from a position of strength.

“That means working in close coordination with our partners and allies around the world: Europeans, other partners in the region, also with Democrats and Republicans in Congress. And it also means we want to do work at home, and focus on doing work at home, to make sure we are coming to that from a position of strength,” Ms. Psaki stated.

The relations between China and the U.S. are at an all time low. The two nations are at present engaged in a bitter confrontation over varied points, together with commerce, the origins of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the communist big’s aggressive navy strikes within the disputed South China Sea and human rights.

At the Capitol, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated that the U.S. Congress is devoted to holding China accountable for its abuses, together with focusing on Uyghurs, Tibetans, activists and susceptible communities on the mainland, and now, Hong Kong.

“We must put all options on the table to hold China accountable,” the highest Democrat stated.

Last week, greater than 15 legislations have been launched in Congress in opposition to China.

“The United States Congress has long been united on a bipartisan and bicameral basis to holding China accountable for its repression and abuses, including targeting Uyghurs, the Tibetan people, human rights activists and vulnerable communities on the mainland, and now, Hong Kong. We must ensure that all oppressed and persecuted by Beijing know that they have not been forgotten,” she stated.

“The Chinese government must know that the world is watching its strangulation of human rights – and that we must put all options on the table for holding China accountable,” she stated in an announcement on the Chinese authorities’s ongoing trial of democracy chief Martin Lee, together with eight different pro-democracy leaders.

“If we do not speak out clearly for human rights in China because of commercial interests, we lose all moral authority to speak out for human rights anywhere in the world,” Ms. Pelosi stated.

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