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‘Provocative and dangerous’: US warns of China’s arms programs – Prime Time Zone

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Mark Schiefelbein/EFEPresident Xi Jinping sees the transition of power between Trump and Biden as an opportunity to improve relations between China and the USA

You U.S classified the armaments programs of the China as “provocative and dangerous” this Monday, 22, during the Conference for Disarmament in Geneva. The American Secretary of State, Antony Blink, asked the Chinese government for more transparency on the matter and more involvement in creating standards for “responsible behavior in outer space”. “We must reduce tensions in space, not aggravate them”, he defended.

On the same day, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on the United States to eliminate tariffs on Chinese products and economic sanctions imposed on Asian companies and institutions. “The United States must abandon the unwarranted suppression of China’s technological progress,” said Wang. The minister considered that the US government has been considering its foreign policy since the departure of Donald Trump and the arrival of Joe Biden and stated that he hopes that the changes will lead to a healthy development of ties between countries.

To do this, however, Wang Yi argued that the United States needs to “break down the walls of intolerance”, “better understand China” and “not interfere in the affairs of the other”. In that sense, he pointed out the need for the US government to stop “undermining China’s sovereignty with attacks on Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet”, in addition to stopping “supporting separatists seeking Taiwan’s independence”.

Russia, Iran and North Korea

During the Geneva Disarmament Conference, Antony Blinken also mentioned the Russia, suggesting that the country should stop testing anti-satellite weapons and supporting Syria in the development of chemical weapons. The Secretary of State also used his speech to reaffirm the commitment of the American government to return to the nuclear deal case or Will again strictly comply with and achieve the denuclearization of North Korea.

* With information from EFE

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