Top officials from China have condemned the United States to damage relations with Beijing and denounced attempts to enter into anti-Chinese alliances with other nations.
Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe accused Washington of "seriously harming the Sino-US relationship and mutual trust" by claiming that China interfered with US domestic politics and vowed that China would take action to protect its interests To defend.
He also said the Chinese military would take action against all measures to separate Taiwan from the mainland. Beijing sees the autonomous island as a breakaway province, which, if necessary, can be forcibly reunited with the mainland.
"China is the only big country in the world that is not united … And the Chinese military has a heavy responsibility for a single inch of its territory being lost," Wei said. "If there is someone who tries "Separating Taiwan from China will activate the Chinese military."
Wei spoke on Thursday in front of the two-day Xiangshan Security Forum in Beijing, which was attended by 500 delegates from 74 countries, including the USA, Canada, Southeast Asian nations and NATO.
His remarks came after Li Zhanshu, a trusted ally of President Xi Jinping, issued a similar warning on Wednesday in a welcoming dinner for delegates
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Li, Chairman of the National People's Congress Legislative Committee and the third highest An official on the highest level of the Communist Party in the Politburo Standing Committee denounced: confrontational thinking "- a barely concealed blow to US President Donald Trump and his stubborn China policy – in his remarks at dinner.
He condemned what he implied was the recent efforts of the world power's to make other nations form an alliance against China.
"The hosting is a small group that operates exclusivity and addresses to third parties," Li said for dinner without naming the US.
"This confrontational thinking is a major cause of global unrest and the main source of all international hotspot problems."
Li's statement was clearly an indication of the Trump administration's efforts to organize various actions to mobilize the world opinion against China.
Trump's introduction of A Trade War with China, for example, was seen as an attempt to punish the Asian country not only for its trade practices, but also, as promised, for not opening its markets sufficiently and for its coverage in others Ask.
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A Beijing-based source that is close to Chinese diplomats said that Li's speech Xi & # 39; ; s view of the US-China Trade War.
"Xi wants the trade blockade with the US to end as soon as possible. He believes that this is also the common hope of some American politicians and entrepreneurs," said the source, because of the sensitivity of the topic on the condition of anonymity spoke.
Li said China's adherence to the principle of formal non-alignment with or against anyone An important powerhouse is the way into international relations.
Only with "the concept of reciprocity and the win-win situation" did China argue partnerships that sought "common ground" and "did not target others".
China "respects the decisions of people around the world for their independent social systems and development approaches"
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In the era of the Global Village, "no country can independently deal with all the challenges that humanity faces and no country can return to a self-contained system," said Li.
Although Li did not explicitly say that the US would seek an anti-China alliance, he stressed that Washington needed to seek cooperation with Beijing.
"Cooperation is the only right choice for Sino-US relations: both sides are hurt when they fight each other," he said
. "The two sides should address the issues properly through dialogue and consultation to ensure that Sino-US relations are on the right path. "
In addition to the trade war, relations between China and the US were violated by the US Allegations that Beijing is trying to interfere in the upward movement of the US interim elections
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Ties Also, two US Navy ships, which drove through the Taiwan Strait on Monday, were put under pressure. Washington's arms sales to Taiwan have raised a charge from Beijing.
Li also used his remarks to warn the US and Taiwan independence teachers that Beijing was determined to reject "Taiwan's independence and separatist conspiracies." "Some countries have adopted a series of false practices on the Taiwan issue that are detrimental to the peace and stability of the Strait of Taiwan and threaten the region and peace," Li said.
[Beijing] leans decisively [those independent moves] and will continue to abide by the principle of "peaceful reunification, one country, two systems."
He would continue "to seek peaceful reunification with the utmost sincerity and best efforts," he said.
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The big problems The Xiangshan Forum is expected to be the conflict in the South China Sea and the removal of nuclear weapons from the Korean peninsula Chinese delegates said that this year's edition is the largest and the highest officials since its inception in 2006 as a forum for discussion of the Asia-Pacific Security and defense issues.
It is increasingly seen as a competitor to the IISS Asia Security Summit in Singapore, also known as the Shangri-La Dialogue – so named after the venue of the hotel.
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