New Delhi: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi hit out at the United States saying it should stop trying to contain and suppress China. The statement comes after a call between Wang Yi and his US counterpart Antony Blinken on Monday.
“The US side should stop its containment and suppression of China and not create new obstacles to bilateral relations,” read the statement released by Beijing’s foreign ministry.
The Chinese minister said that export controls that Washington imposed on China severely damaged its legitimate rights and must be rectified.
“The US side introduced new export controls against China, restricting investments in China, seriously violating free-trade principles and seriously harming China’s legitimate rights and interests, which must be corrected.”
Earlier this month, the US tightened export of semiconductors to China.
Blinken discussed war against Ukraine
The US Department of State in a separate statement said: On the call, Blinken also discussed Russia’s war against Ukraine and the threats it poses to global security and economic stability, Reuters reported.
Taking to Twitter, Blinken said: In my call with PRC Foreign Minister Wang Yi, we spoke about our efforts to responsibly manage the competition between our two countries, Russia’s war against Ukraine, and support for Haiti.
In my call with PRC Foreign Minister Wang Yi, we spoke about our efforts to responsibly manage the competition between our two countries, Russia’s war against Ukraine, and support for Haiti.
— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) October 31, 2022
The remarks come ahead of the G20 Summit in Bali next month in which both leaders could potentially meet on the sidelines.