Chinese Ambassador to the US Qin Gang: China will never accept us pressure under the pretext of Ukraine crisis
According to Taiwan’s Central News Agency on March 27, Qin Gang, China’s ambassador to the United States, said in an interview that China will never accept threats or pressure from the United States on the Ukraine issue.China “hopes and demands” that normal exchanges and cooperation between China and Russia will not be affected. If the US imposes sanctions on China for this reason, China will firmly respond.Qin gang was interviewed by Phoenix TV on May 20 and the Chinese Embassy in the US released the transcript of the interview in the early morning of May 27, according to the report.According to the interview, Qin reiterated China’s position that the current US-China relationship is full of challenges and “there are enough troubles already”, and China does not want to see the Ukraine crisis cause further collateral damage to sino-US relations, the report said.Qin gang expressed the hope that China and the United States could strengthen communication and cooperation, work with the international community to promote peace talks on the Ukraine issue, and make joint efforts to create conditions for a peaceful resolution of the crisis through political means at an early date.’Rome wasn’t built in a day,’ he said. ‘The U.S. and NATO talked with Russia for so many years, but war still broke out in the end. Why should China take the responsibility?’When looking at issues, we should be objective and just. We should not only look at the reality, but also look at history. That is why China has taken an objective and just position and a responsible attitude on the Ukrainian issue.Qin Gang mentioned that China will never accept threats or pressure from the US side.China “hopes and demands” that normal exchanges and cooperation between China and Russia will not be affected. If the United States imposes “unreasonable unilateral sanctions or long-arm jurisdiction” on China as a result, China firmly opposes, and will take firm and forceful measures in response to safeguard its legitimate and lawful rights and interests.On China-Us relations, Qin gang said that how the two sides can return to the track of healthy and stable development in the next step mainly depends on whether the US side can fulfill the promise made by US President Joe Biden.