Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi has called on U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration to collaborate with Beijing to reopen the dialogue between the two countries and to lift tariffs and sanctions, moves that would restore the strained bilateral relationship under Donald Trump’s presidency.
Wang, a Chinese state councilor and foreign minister, called on Washington to remove “unreasonable tariffs” on Chinese goods and abandon what he said was a “irrational suppression” of the Chinese tech sector by the Trump administration’s actions to suppress and contain China caused immeasurable harm. As another topic of concern, he also quoted US curbs on Chinese media and students.
15 Chinese media outlets were listed as foreign missions by the Trump administration as it sought to fight back against what it described as communist propaganda.
In September, under a May presidential decree suspending the entry from China of students and researchers perceived to be security threats, it revoked visas for more than 1,000 Chinese nationals.