Feb. 22 — After the U.S., China’s top diplomat warned the U.S. against “interference” President Joe Biden called upon NATO allies to “prepare for a long-term strategic competition with China.” including Britain.At the state-sponsored Lanting Forum in Beijing on Monday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said he is seeking enhanced ties with Washington, but Hong Kong, Xinjiang, Taiwan and Tibet are off the table, Al Jazeera said.Under several tariffs levied on China by the former Trump administration, trade between the United States and China continues.
Wang said on Monday that the tariffs are ‘unreasonable,’ adding that, according to the report, they should be removed in addition to restrictions on Chinese-backed media institutions.”I hope that the two sides will work together to steer the giant ship of [U.S.-China] relations back to the course of sound development toward a bright future with boundless prospects,” Wang said.Chinese state broadcaster CGTN lost its broadcasting license from Britain earlier this month, after British regulators said the network did not meet the requirements of independence.
After the incident, CGTN may be pursuing broadcasting rights in France, the Financial Times reported.Biden told his audience “America is back” at the virtual Munich Security Conference last week while encouraging European allies to work together. “Competition with China is going to be stiff. That’s what I expect, and that’s what I welcome, because I believe in the global system — Europe and the United States, together with our allies in the Indo-Pacific,” Biden said Friday.
In Xinjiang, home to China’s Uighurs, a Muslim minority, Britain, a key member of NATO, has been a vocal critic of alleged Chinese human rights violations.Dominic Raab, the British Foreign Secretary, said he had offered to visit China to address Hong Kong. According to the South China Morning Post on Monday, Raab also said the situation in Xinjiang is “very worrying,”