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Beijing eyes bringing back China-US ties on right track

Beijing eyes bringing back China-US ties on right track

BEIJING, July 10: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday proposed three suggestions on bringing China-U.S. relations back to the right track when addressing the China-U.S. Think Tanks Media Forum, reports Xinhua. "First, activate and open all the channels of dialogue," Wang said. Only communication can dispel falsehoods, and only dialogue can prevent miscalculation, Wang said, reaffirming that China's door to dialogue remains open. As long as the U.S. is ready, China can restore and restart the dialogue mechanisms at all levels and in all areas. All issues can be put on the table. All differences can be addressed properly through dialogue, Wang said. In the meantime, as long as the U.S. does not set restrictions, China is also ready to promote exchanges and interactions between government departments, localities and social sectors, so as to enable the two peoples to know and understand more of each other, Wang said. "Second, review and agree on the lists of interactions," Wang said. Given the inter-connectedness and complexity of issues, it is useful for the two sides to sit down together, run over them and draw up lists on cooperation areas, dialogues and issues that need proper management, Wang said. "Third, focus and cooperate on COVID-19 response," Wang said. Noting that in the face of the virus, cooperation should be the first-order priority, Wang said China is ready to share with the U.S. information about COVID-19 prevention and containment as well as its response experience. "We are also ready to have closer exchanges with the U.S. on diagnostics and therapeutics, vaccines and economic recovery," Wang said. The U.S., for its part, should immediately stop its acts of politicization and stigmatization, Wang said, adding that it should work with China to promote a global response to save more lives and live up to the international responsibility as two major countries. Another report adds: A Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Thursday that the overall situation at the China-India boundary is stable and ameliorating, expressing the hope that both sides will work towards the same goal to implement consensus that have been reached with concrete actions and de-escalate tensions in the border region. When making remarks at a press briefing about the latest situation on the China-India border, spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the Chinese and India border troops have been taking effective measures to disengage at Galwan Valley and other areas in the western sector, following the consensus reached at the corps commander-level talks. "The overall situation at the China-India boundary is stable and ameliorating," Zhao said. He added that the two sides will continue to maintain dialogue and communication through military and diplomatic channels, including holding a new round of corps commander-level talks and the meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on China-India Border Affairs. "We hope India will work with China towards the same goal to implement consensus reached between the two sides with concrete actions and jointly de-escalate tensions in the border region," Zhao said.

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