Wang Yi, director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, met with Stephen Orlins, president of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations in Beijing on Friday.
Noting that China-U.S. relations are facing many difficulties and challenges currently, Wang, also a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, expressed the hope that the committee and more reasonable and friendly people in the United States, could play a constructive role in bringing China-U.S. relations back on the track of stable development.
He said to improve China-U.S. relations, the United States should truly implement the consensus reached by the two heads of state in Bali, return to a rational and pragmatic policy toward China, and stop such wrong and short-sighted actions as containment, decoupling or severing supply and industrial chains.
Wang reiterated China's solemn position on the Taiwan question, stressing that the one-China principle is of utmost importance, the most fundamental principle is to follow the three China-U.S. joint communiques, and the gravest threat is separatist activities seeking "Taiwan independence."
The United States must honor its words and take concrete actions to uphold the political foundation of China-U.S. relations, he added.
Orlins congratulated China on facilitating the recent reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Iran. He said this breakthrough diplomatic success demonstrates China's important role as a responsible stakeholder.
Orlins highly appreciates China's strong signal of deepening reform and opening up, stressing that imposing tariffs and decoupling will not help the United States or China, nor the world at large.
The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations will be firmly committed to promoting exchanges between the United States and China, and will continue to play a positive role in enhancing mutual understanding between the two countries, he added.