Fear of escalating tensions between China and the United States is growing in the Asia-Pacific region. Whatever happens in the recent meeting between the foreign ministers of the two countries, it is certain that there will be a confrontation between the economic superpowers. The Pacific is a place of frequent tensions between China and the United States.
- Both China and the United States are working to increase their influence in the Indo-Pacific region.
- In this area, China has a long-standing dispute with US allies.
- China has also challenged US claims about international law.
WashingtonRecently, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his US counterpart Anthony Blinken. During the meeting, the Chinese Minister handed over a blueprint for the Asia-Pacific region. In this blueprint, China has laid down the rules under which the United States has to operate in the Asia-Pacific region. The meeting lasted for about four hours and last week the two ministers also met. Chinese Minister Wang discussed the rules in detail while addressing a program of ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Jakarta. Wang explained how he put his rules before the US Secretary of State and how important those rules are.
Offer to negotiate
“I have told the US side that the two sides should peacefully discuss these rules in a positive way so that an open Asia-Pacific region can be considered,” Wang said. He added that he was now awaiting the US response to China’s proposal. To support ASEAN countries under the rules laid down by Wang and to maintain the framework for regional cooperation. At the same time, it is about upholding the interests of Asia. It also includes promoting sustainability through public resources.
He said if China and the United States could negotiate, it would increase positivity. At the same time, through this dialogue, the expectations of all countries will be met. The US embassy in Beijing has not commented. Both China and the United States are working to increase their influence in the Indo-Pacific region. China has been at loggerheads with US allies in the region. Chinese officials have recently stated that the Taiwan Strait is not an international water border. At the same time, he has challenged the US claim that it relates to international law.
Answer on Taiwan
Wang has responded to questions about Taiwan. He said the Communist Party considers Taiwan to be part of China and is committed to China’s vital interests. US President Joe Biden convened the first ASEAN Leaders Conference in May. It is the first time in its 55-year history that a US president has hosted it. The purpose of the conference was to weaken China’s influence by exposing the Indo-Pacific economic structure.
Hindi News Navbharat Times, from TIL Network