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As US-China relations thaw below Biden, Beijing warns, ‘don’t play Taiwan card’

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Amid a surge in Chinese navy workouts and warplane missions close to Taiwan, Beijing has warned that it’ll not look favourably upon any nation that seeks to play the “Taiwan card” to undermine China’s sovereignty.

“Some people in the United States breach the one-China commitment and keep stepping on the red line, playing the ‘Taiwan card’. The one-China principle is the cornerstone of the establishment and development of our diplomatic ties. Any attempt to contain China by using the Taiwan question will end up in failure,” Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng mentioned in an interview with state broadcaster CGTN.Even as China known as out the United States on the difficulty of Taiwan, relations between the 2 international locations are starting to thaw below the Biden administration, which is making overtures to rebuild channels of communications versus the Trump regime’s bellicose stance.ALSO READ | Nobody can power Taiwan, China’s path does not supply democratic lifestyle: Taiwanese PresidentAs an example, Le Yucheng mentioned a gaggle has been set as much as focus on disputes with Washington forward of a video summit between President Xi Jinping and his American counterpart Joe Biden.”Dialogue and cooperation are indispensable and confrontation and conflict will lead us nowhere,” he said, adding that the group has already “made some progress”.ON US-CHINA TRADELe Yucheng said economic cooperation and trade are vital to the mutual interests of China and the United States, and any setback would be fundamentally harmful. He cited the trade war between the two countries which broke out under the Trump administration, saying it had hit the US economy hard.”We hope the US authorities will really change its course and work with the enterprise neighborhood to show financial cooperation and commerce into an ‘ice-breaker’ in China-US relations,” he mentioned.ALSO READ | Handle disputes amongst international locations with ‘dialogue and cooperation’: China’s Xi Jinping at UNGAON AUKUSChina’s Vice Foreign Minister famous that the newfound three-way safety pact between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States poses grave dangers to regional peace and should trigger a nuclear catastrophe.“First of all, it triggers the risks of nuclear proliferation, seriously violates the spirit of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, and brings harm to the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty. At the same time, AUKUS aims to seek maritime hegemony. It stokes arms race in the region,” he mentioned.Dismissing the declare that AUKUS got here into being to counter China’s rising navy presence, particularly within the South China Sea, Le Yucheng mentioned, “On one hand, the US and the US use sanctions to deter other countries from developing uranium enrichment technology. But on the other hand, they blatantly equip Australia with nuclear-powered submarines. They dished out ‘China assertiveness’ as an excuse, but it cannot cover their double standard.”ALSO READ | AUKUS: Questions of nuclear proliferation and world perceptsON A NEW COLD WAR“President Joe Biden said that the US is not seeking a new Cold War or a divided world. But at the same time the United States has moved to piece together AUKUS, upgrade the Quad and enhance the Five Eyes. This is nothing but the same old Cold War approach,” famous Le Yucheng.He additional alleged that the US was constructing small blocs and enjoying zero-sum video games in geopolitics.WATCH | India Today Conclave 2021: Is the world prepared for a Chinese century?