China’s Foreign Minister, Mr. Qin, held a press briefing on Tuesday during the 14th National People’s Congress (NPC) and cautioned that the relationship between China and the United States will be determined by the interests they have in common, and not dictated by US politics. He warned that tensions between the two nations risk escalating, leading to fractured relations and disastrous consequences.
During the briefing, Mr. Qin also addressed the issue of China-Russia relations, stating that they are not aimed at attacking any country. He further criticized countries that view China-Russia relations as a threat and highlighted that the relationship between the two nations is a model for other countries.
Regarding Taiwan, Mr. Qin reiterated that Taiwan is China’s internal affairs since it is one of China’s borders. He added that the Taiwan issue is the first red line in US relations that must not be crossed.
The cautionary remarks from the Chinese Foreign Minister come amid rising tensions between China and the US over trade, technology, and human rights issues. The US has recently increased pressure on China by imposing sanctions and restrictions on Chinese firms, individuals, and officials. In response, China has threatened retaliation, and the two nations have engaged in heated exchanges, raising concerns about the future of their relationship.
As the world’s two largest economies, the United States and China’s relationship is critical for global stability and prosperity. Any escalation in tensions could have severe consequences not only for the two nations but also for the rest of the world.