China’s new foreign minister said the United States is heading for “conflict and confrontation” with Beijing, as he defended his country’s stance on the war in Ukraine and close ties with Russia.
Qin Gang said Washington should change its “distorted” attitude towards China, accusing it of engaging in suppression and containment instead of engaging in fair competition.
Relations between the US and China have seen a spike in tensions over numerous matters, including trade, Taiwan, a spy balloon encroaching on US airspace, and Beijing’s stance on Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
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