China will not tolerate any questioning of its communist political system, a senior foreign policy official under Chinese President Xi Jinping wrote on Thursday in a report published by state media.
Yang Jiechi, a senior Chinese diplomat who is director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, said China does not plan to challenge the US political system. He called for cooperation between the two nations. in an article published by the People’s Daily, spokesperson for the Chinese Community Party.
However, Yang also claimed that China would not agree to challenge its government structure.
“If someone challenges the Chinese Communist Party or the political system and leadership of China, the Chinese people will certainly not accept this,” Yang said. written in the article, the Hong Kong-based company South China Morning Post reported
“Fifty years ago, China and the United States succeeded in breaking the ice and establishing diplomatic relations after a long period of confrontation,” the senior Chinese official continued.
“It is normal for China and the United States to have differences, but the key is to have mutual respect, equal treatment, control and constructive management of Sino-US relations to ensure that they are on the right development path, ”he wrote.
The article came after President Joe Biden reiterated what Democrats and Republicans see as the growing threat from China, as the East Asian country continues to assert its dominance in the Sea of Southern China and its influence in countries around the world.
“We are competing with China and other countries to win the 21st century. We are at a great turning point in history,” Biden warned in a speech to Congress Wednesday night.
Later, he added, “China and other countries are getting closer together quickly. We must develop and dominate the products and technologies of the future. Advanced batteries, biotechnology, computer chips, clean energy.
Although many Republicans and former President Donald Trump have repeatedly criticized Biden over his administration’s response to China, policies have remained largely unchanged so far. Senior officials in the Biden administration have praised some aspects of the Trump administration’s response to China, as the new president continued to warn of what many see as the threat of the nation’s rise. East Asia on the world stage.
The United States has accused China of committing “genocide” against its predominantly Muslim Uyghur ethnic minority. Human rights groups have said that between 1 and 2 million Uyghurs have been forced to go to concentration camps, facing torture, rape and other abuses. China has dismissed these criticisms, saying it is tackling extremism.
Western countries and the United States have also reacted with concern to China’s crackdown on political freedoms and free speech in Hong Kong, while many have expressed concern that Beijing may conduct a military operation. to take control of Taiwan.
News week contacted the State Department for comment.