China said the cooperation between China and the U.S. would result in win-win outcome and competition would lead to mutual losses on December 19. China made this statement after the U.S. declared it as a competitor challenging the U.S. power.
The world’s most populous country wishes the U.S. would disown this mentality, respect the differences, and seek common grounds, stated China’s U.S. embassy on its embassy.
“On the basis of mutual respect, China is willing to exist peacefully with other countries including the United States. But the U.S. ought to adapt to and accept China’s development,” said the embassy.
The U.S. President Donald Trump included the America First vision in a new national security strategy. In the strategy, it regarded China and Russia as competitors on a mission to disrupt the U.S. security and prosperity.
China has been casted out as ‘revisionist powers’ though Trump attempted to strengthen relations with Chinese President Xi Jinping as both sides try to put a halt to North Korea’s nuclear program.
A senior U.S. administration official outlined China and Russia were putting efforts to revise the global status quo. Russia tried to increase its influence in Europe using its military incursions into Georgia and Ukraine, and China in Asia by its hostility in the South China Sea.
However, Russia has been constantly denying the allegations that it interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. On the other hand, China stated it intends to serve peaceful purposes with its expansion in South China Sea islets.
The U.S. also believes China poses threat to national security through intellectual property theft.