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Last week, greater than 15 legislations had been launched in Congress towards China.

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America’s relationship with China is one in every of “strong competition” and the Biden administration will work in shut coordination with companions and allies to guarantee that it’s coming from a place of energy, the White House has mentioned, a day after Beijing urged the US to cease interfering in its inside affairs and elevate commerce sanctions.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki made the feedback on Monday whereas responding to a query on a press release made by Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the China-US ties.

Mr Wang mentioned that the US ought to cease “smearing” the ruling Communist Party of China and its one-party political system, elevate sanctions on commerce and halt Washington’s backing of “separatist forces” in Taiwan, Tibet, Hong Kong and Xinjiang.

He additionally mentioned that the Biden administration ought to “adjust” the hardline coverage pursued by former President Donald Trump in the direction of Beijing to verify its rising affect.

At the White House briefing, Jen Psaki mentioned, “there is, of course, a review of our tariffs and the tariffs that were put in place. I don’t have any update on that at this point in time.”

“We believe the relationship with China is one of strong competition. We want to come to that relationship from a position of strength.”

“That means working in close coordination with our partners and allies around the world: Europeans, other partners in the region, also with Democrats and Republicans in Congress. And it also means we want to do work at home, and focus on doing work at home, to make sure we are coming to that from a position of strength,” Jen Psaki mentioned.

The relations between China and the US are at an all time low. The two international locations are presently engaged in a bitter confrontation over numerous points, together with commerce, the origins of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the communist big’s aggressive navy strikes within the disputed South China Sea and human rights.

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At the Capitol, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi mentioned that the US Congress is devoted to holding China accountable for its abuses, together with concentrating on Uyghurs, Tibetans, activists and weak communities on the mainland, and now, Hong Kong.

“We must put all options on the table to hold China accountable,” the highest Democrat mentioned.

Last week, greater than 15 legislations had been launched in Congress towards China.

“The United States Congress has long been united on a bipartisan and bicameral basis to holding China accountable for its repression and abuses, including targeting Uyghurs, the Tibetan people, human rights activists and vulnerable communities on the mainland, and now, Hong Kong. We must ensure that all oppressed and persecuted by Beijing know that they have not been forgotten,” she mentioned.

“The Chinese government must know that the world is watching its strangulation of human rights – and that we must put all options on the table for holding China accountable,” she mentioned in a press release on the Chinese authorities’s ongoing trial of democracy chief Martin Lee, together with eight different pro-democracy leaders.

“If we do not speak out clearly for human rights in China because of commercial interests, we lose all moral authority to speak out for human rights anywhere in the world,” Ms Pelosi mentioned.
 

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