Failure of contact with China does not conform to the facts

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 Failure of contact with China does not conform to the facts


Fu Gaoyi expressed different opinions on the view that confrontation with China is the Washington consensus by some people in the United States. Taking the publication of an open letter by more than 100 former politicians, experts and scholars in the United States last year as an example, he stressed that there are still many people who disagree with some of the current extreme views in various research institutions in the United States, even within the U.S. government.

In July last year, more than 100 former US politicians, experts and scholars published an open letter in the Washington Post on the topic of China is not the enemy. They stressed that the practice of regarding China as an enemy and trying to decouple from China would damage the international reputation of the United States and the economic interests of all countries in the world. Fu Gaoyi is one of the initiators of the open letter.

After Nixon became president of the United States in 1969, Fu Gaoyi wrote to Nixon together with Fei Zhengqing, a well-known American expert on China, and other scholars, suggesting that he should have contacts with China and increase exchanges between the two sides. Fu Gaoyi believed that although the two sides have problems and differences in economic and trade and other fields, we can not deny the achievements and necessity of decades of contact and cooperation between the two sides.

Fu Gaoyi said that at present, a large number of Chinese students are studying in the United States, and the enterprises of the two sides are also deeply integrated. The United States and China are closely linked and it is difficult to separate them artificially..

In Fu Gaoyis view, the United States and China should still strive to cooperate in the future. He pointed out that both sides should attach importance to fulfilling their own policy commitments. In the short term, both sides should strengthen communication and avoid conflicts on various sensitive issues. There are differences between the United States and China in the fields of economy and trade, science and technology, security and values, which need to be managed and controlled by both sides. In addition, the novel coronavirus pneumonia response, global environmental governance and other issues also need us China cooperation. As a matter of fact, the United States and China are already cooperating in the medical field, and the two governments should continue to support such cooperation. Fu Gaoyi stressed.

(Washington, August 30, by wire)