Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi criticised the Trump administration’s tactic of “constantly ramping up” trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies during a visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Beijing on Monday, the Financial Times reports.
“We demand the US stop such misguided actions,” said Wang. “Two major powers and permanent members of the UN Security Council need to, and should, increase communication and co-operation, taking on responsibilities in international society.”
Wang also made disapproving remarks towards Washington’s recent arms dealings with Taiwan, and accusations that China was meddling in American election campaigns.
In response, Pompeo said that the US held a “fundamental disagreement” on many issues related to trade. “I regret that the strategic dialogue between our two countries was something that you all chose not to undertake,” he said publicly.