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China Urges Common Ground Ahead of Visit by Top US Diplomat

Antony Blinken
Antony BlinkenPhotographer: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

China and the US must find common ground for the sake of the global economic recovery, the Communist Party’s flagship newspaper said, signaling Beijing’s continued desire to mend ties ahead of an expected visit by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

The US hasn’t “let go of its obsession with treating China as a so-called strategic competitor,” the People’s Daily said in a commentary Wednesday. “What the US side should understand is that there is competition in the world at any time, but competition should be to learn from each other, catch up with each other, and make progress together, not ‘If you lose and I win; You die and I live,’ and blind anti-China approaches will not work,” the paper said.