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In jab at U.S., China vice president says world cannot shut China out

By Ben Blanchard

 

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Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan arrives for a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, May 31, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/Files

 

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the rest of the world must co-exist, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan said on Monday, in an indirect jab at the United States with which Beijing is currently trying to resolve a bitter trade war.

 

"China's development can't shut out the rest of the world. The world's development can't shut out China," Wang said in an opening address to the World Peace Forum at Beijing's elite Tsinghua University.

 

Wang also warned against "protectionism in the name of national security", without mentioning the United States, and called major powers to make more contributions to global peace and stability.

 

The Trump administration has accused China of engaging in unfair trade practices that discriminate against U.S. firms, forced technology transfers and intellectual property rights theft, all charges Beijing has denied.

 

Both sides have levelled increasingly severe tariffs on each other's imports.

 

China has also been angered by U.S. sanctions against Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd over national security concerns.

 

Wang, who is extremely close to Chinese President Xi Jinping and who only rarely speaks in public, reiterated China's commitment to opening up.

 

The world needs China just as much as China needs the world, said Wang, who became vice president last year having previously lead Xi's fight against deep-rooted corruption.

 

"Large countries must assume their responsibilities and set an example, make more contributions to global peace and stability, and broaden the path of joint development." he said.

 

"Development is the key to resolving all issues," Wang told an audience that included senior Beijing-based Western diplomats and former European Council President Herman Van Rompuy.

 

Top representatives of the United States and China are organising a resumption of talks for this week to try to resolve the year-long trade war between the world's two largest economies.

 

The two sides have been in communication by telephone since last month's G20 summit, when U.S. President DonaldTrump and Xi agreed to relaunch talks that had stalled in May.

 

Talks between the two sides broke down in May after U.S. officials accused China of pulling back from commitments it had made previously in the text of an agreement that negotiators said was nearly finished.

 

The two countries have been at loggerheads over a series of other issues, from human rights to the disputed South China Sea and U.S. support of self-ruled Taiwan, claimed by China as its own.

 

Wang said that no matter how the international situation develops or how China develops, it will walk the path of peace, and not seek spheres of influence or expansion.

 

"If there is no peaceful, stable international environment, there will be no development to talk of."

 

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Michael Perry)

 

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"China's development can't shut out the rest of the world. The world's development can't shut out China," Wang said, become a "jab at the US"?....       Only the left interprets truth as fightin' words... 

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18 hours ago, gamb00ler said:

see how they managed to steal so much technical knowledge. 

They didn't steal most of it. It was given to them.  I.e. Want to build a factory? You have to give ALL the drawings to the Min. of Industry or whatever.

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20 hours ago, Bluespunk said:

Tell you what, wang, you let the Uighur out of the internment camps you have them in and return their children to their care, and the world is more likely to accept your commitment to co-existence. 

Yes, many Uighur got lock up for brainwashing, but their number is too small for the world to really care.  

The Uighur area in western China is too dry and harsh to sustain a huge population. 

It is mostly desert land that is suitable for atomic bomb testing.  

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20 hours ago, Puchaiyank said:

The Chinese are building a new dynasty using stolen US technology and USD...it is about time someone clips their wings and brings them back down to earth...

By their own statistic, 45% of the population is still living in the country side. 

There is still plenty of cheap labor to make use of the stolen western technology. 

They will continue to work 60 hours a week like dogs to hope for a chance to fly.   

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19 hours ago, nkg said:

 

 

 

Sorry Wang Qishan, the numbers don't lie. Your economy is massively reliant on exporting goods. If other countries decide to impose tariffs on China to protect their own balance of trade, China is in a world of trouble.

 

The West's landfills are heaving with badly-made Chinese electronics and plastic goods. We don't need China all that badly.

 

20% lower in quality, but 40 % lower in price. 

Plenty of people want bargains.   

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On ‎7‎/‎8‎/‎2019 at 12:46 PM, Mavideol said:

glad to hear but actions speak loud than words, start respecting international law, stop bullying neighbors it will lead to peace and stability

 

22 hours ago, Bluespunk said:

Tell you what, wang, you let the Uighur out of the internment camps you have them in and return their children to their care, and the world is more likely to accept your commitment to co-existence. 

Maybe the USA can start giving people who have been kidnapped and imprisoned without ever seeing a lawyer a proper trail too.

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