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Top China Envoy Lashes Out at US Export Curbs in Blinken Call

  • Wang Yi warns American diplomat against actions that hurt ties
  • Tensions simmer ahead of possible Biden-Xi summit at G-20
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi criticized US export curbs in a call with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, underscoring the tensions between the nations before a possible face-to-face meeting of their leaders.

“The US side should stop its containment and suppression of China and not create new obstacles to bilateral relations,” said Wang, according to a statement Monday from the Foreign Ministry in Beijing. “The US side introduced new export controls against China, restricting investments in China, seriously violating free-trade principles and seriously harming China’s legitimate rights and interests, which must be corrected.”