China’s top diplomat says Beijing seeks to US to join forces on new energy and new technologies



Amber Wang | South China Morning Post

China has talked up the prospect of cooperating with the United States and other developed countries on new energy and emerging technologies, despite ongoing tensions between Beijing and Washington over the South China SeaTaiwan and human rights.

Yang Jiechi, China’s top diplomat and a Politburo member, said China would “expand and deepen practical cooperation with parties, including the United States, Europe and Japan, in various fields such as new energy and new technologies”.

Yang made the comments in an article published in Communist Party mouthpiece, People’s Daily, on Sunday. To mark the party’s centenary, Yang called for the ideological divide to be dropped. He said China would firmly uphold and practise multilateralism and “deeply participate in the new round of reshaping global rules”.

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