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Wang Qishan Warns U.S. Must Avoid ‘Misleading’ or ‘Misjudging’ in Its China PolicY

July 11, 2021 (EIRNS)—Wang Qishan, the Vice President of the People’s Republic of China, was the major speaker together with Henry Kissinger, at a July 9 event sponsored by the Chinese People’s Institute on Foreign Affairs and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. The event commemorated the 50th anniversary of Kissinger’s 1971 visit to China as a prelude to the Nixon visit. Kissinger, 98, attended the event online and also sent a prerecorded greeting. His then-assistant Winston Lord, who was with him on that trip, also attended. Lord later became ambassador to China.

Wang said that the visit of President Nixon and the subsequent signing of the Shanghai Communiqué “opened a new page in Sino-U.S. relations and international politics, and profoundly changed history.

“Over the past 50 years Sino-U.S. relations have gone through ups and downs but have continued to move forward, bringing huge benefits to the people of the two countries, and also effectively promoting world peace, prosperity and stability,” he stated.

Wang said that the two countries should adhere to the agreements made by Presidents Xi Jinping and Joe Biden in the Chinese New Year’s Day call on Feb. 12, in which they agreed to respect each other, seek common ground, properly handle differences through dialogue, and resolve each other’s concerns in a balanced manner.

“The biggest challenge for the United States is not China but the United States itself. The U.S. China policy should avoid turning into a vicious cycle of misjudgment and misguidance. As long as both sides uphold the idea of a shared future for humanity, China and the U.S. will not find their problems fundamentally antagonistic and will find a path of peaceful coexistence and cooperation for win-win results,”

said Wang.

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