Senior China diplomat urges US to meet China halfway, improve relations

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) meeting former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov 22, 2019.
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) meeting former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov 22, 2019.PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Friday (Nov 22) the United States should meet China halfway and promote healthy and stable development of bilateral relations, as the countries continue to clash on multiple fronts including trade and the South China Sea.

Mr Wang, during a meeting with former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger, said some US politicians have deliberately attacked and smeared China to push the two countries towards a path of confrontation.

Such a conflict is not in the interests of either of the countries, he added.