China open to reset in relations with US as Washington announces fresh sanctions over Hong Kong #Breaking112
In a video address at the US-China Business Council on Monday, Wang Yi said US policy on China needed to return to “objectivity and rationality,” according to a transcript published on the Chinese Foreign Ministry website.
“(We should) strive to restart the dialogue, get back to the right track, and rebuild mutual trust in the next phase of Sino-US relations,” Wang said. He blamed the growing divisions between the US and China on some Americans with “outdated Cold War mentality and ideological prejudices.”
“The key is to respect each other. Respect each other’s historical and cultural heritage, respect each other’s core interests and major concerns, and respect each other’s … choices,” Wang said.
The council is a non-profit organization that represents the interests of more than 200 American companies doing business in China.
The State Department said it was sanctioning the 14 Chinese officials over their involvement in “developing, adopting and implementing” the national security law. All of them will be banned from traveling to the US, along with their families, while any assets held in the US or in control of US persons will be blocked.
However the chairman of the NPCSC, Li Zhanshu — a close ally of Chinese leader Xi Jinping and a member of the Communist Party’s powerful standing committee — was not among those listed.
“Our actions today underscore that the United States will continue to work with our allies and partners to hold Beijing accountable for undermining Hong Kong’s promised autonomy,” the department’s statement said.