"The US has also taken a series of actions regarding Taiwan and other matters and leveled groundless accusations against China’s domestic and foreign policy. We urge the US to immediately stop its misguided comments and actions. China and the US should stick to the right path of win-win cooperation and avoid straying into conflict and confrontation," China's foreign minister Wang Yi said at a meeting with US State Secretary Mike Pompeo in Beijing.
According to the minister, US actions have hurt the mutual trust of the two countries, cast a shadow on the prospects for China-US relations, and run counter to the interests of the peoples of the two countries.
China and the United States should follow the right path of cooperation for mutual benefit, Wang added.
Over the past several months, relations between Washington and Beijing have sharply deteriorated over trade disagreements. In September, the United States imposed a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods and retaliatory restrictions on US imports to China. This happened amid the further escalating trade dispute which the parties have so far failed to resolve, despite holding numerous consultations.