Chinese and U.S. flags flutter outside the building of an American company in Beijing, China January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang
BEIJING, July 26 (Reuters) – The standstill in U.S.-China relations was due to some people in the United States treating China as an “imaginary enemy”, state television quoted China’s Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng as saying in a meeting with Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on Monday.
Sherman, who is in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin to meet Xie and State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, will tell China that while Washington welcomes competition with Beijing, there needs to be a level playing field and guardrails to ensure that it does not veer off into conflict, senior U.S. officials said on Saturday in a briefing prior to the talk. read more
Reporting by Yew Lun Tian; Editing by Christopher Cushing
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