The Asia-Pacific region must not see a return to a “Cold War era” mentality and divisions between nations, Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned, as Beijing urged all regional powers to work together.
Xi gave a video warning on Thursday at a summit of CEOs on the fringes the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. “attempts to draw ideological lines or form small circles on geopolitical grounds are bound to fail.”
Asia-Pacific cannot and must not fall back into the Cold War-era confrontation and division.
Xi stressed that the regional powers must work together in order to combat the pandemic, as well as the need for economic recovery.
He made these remarks amid rising tensions between Washington and China. China warned the White House about this after a US delegation visited Taiwan earlier in the week. Beijing considers Taiwan an integral part its territory. “playing with fire” “colluding” with Taipei’s pro-independence forces.
China’s military have conducted in the Taiwan Strait as a response to the “seriously wrong words and deeds of relevant countries”Un military spokesperson revealed details about Taiwan.
In Beijing, alarm was raised by a trilateral submarine agreement announced between Australia and the UK in September. It will allow Canberra to be arm with nuclear-capable, but traditionally armed, vessels. the alliance appearing to be ranked against China.
Similar comments were made in Washington by the Chinese Embassy. They pleaded with Canberra and Washington to join them. “shake off their Cold-War mentality and ideological prejudice.”
Beijing’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said the pact “seriously undermines regional peace and stability and intensifies the arms race.” London, Canberra and Washington, however, claim the alliance is necessary for maintaining a “free and open Indo-Pacific.”
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