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China says U.S. responsible for relations standstill, making 'imaginary enemy'

China says U.S. responsible for relations standstill, making 'imaginary enemy'

7/26/2021 6:30:00 AM

China says U.S. responsible for relations standstill, making 'imaginary enemy'

A high-ranking Chinese diplomat said some people in the United States view China as an 'imaginary enemy' and that it was the main cause of tensions between the two countries.

2 minute readChinese and U.S. flags flutter outside the building of an American company in Beijing, China January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu WangBEIJING, July 26 (Reuters) - A high-ranking Chinese diplomat said some people in the United States view China as an "imaginary enemy" and that it was the main cause of tensions between the two countries.

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Xie Feng, China's vice foreign minister, made the remarks during a meeting with Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, according to a report by Chinese state television on Monday.Sherman arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Tianjin for talks with Xie and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday.

A day before her arrival, Wang had warned China would not accept the United States taking a "superior" position in the relationship.Senior U.S. officials on Saturday outlined Sherman's expected position during the talks, saying the United States welcomes competition with Beijing but would insist on a level playing field and "guardrails" to avoid conflicts. headtopics.com

read moreThe tense back and forth comes amid already frayed relations between Beijing in Washington that have worsened in the months since an initial diplomatic meeting in March, the first under U.S. President Joe Biden's administration.At the meeting in Alaska, Chinese officials railed against the state of U.S. democracy while U.S. officials accused the Chinese side of grandstanding during the meeting.

Ties have continued to deteriorate since, including a series of tit-for-tat sanctions and diplomatic barbs that have overshadowed the talks in Tianjin.Sherman is expected to continue with the talks in Tianjin on Monday before travelling to Geneva to head a U.S. delegation at nuclear arms control talks with Russia on Wednesday.

Reporting by Yew Lun Tian and Cate Cadell; Editing by Christopher Cushing and Lincoln Feast.Our Standards:More from ReutersSign up for our newsletterSubscribe for our daily curated newsletter to receive the latest exclusive Reuters coverage delivered to your inbox.

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Can't we just be like. Hey guys hold, we got some issues over here, trying to work them out. I mean.. Americans are still under the impressive of cold War propaganda and think the communist boogeyman is coming for them lol Make peace not war.

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