US should stop containment, suppression against China, foreign minister Wang Yi told US Secretary of State in phone call

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a Monday phone call with his US counterpart that the US should stop the practice of containment and suppression against China and not create new obstacles to the relationship between the two countries, according to a statement released by China’s Foreign Ministry on Monday.

Wang told US Secretary of State Antony Blinken that export controls that Washington imposed on China severely damaged its legitimate rights and must be rectified.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed with Wang about Russia’s war against Ukraine and the threats it poses to global security and economic stability, the US Department of State said in a statement.

Blinken also discussed on the need to maintain open lines of communication and responsibly manage U.S.-China relations, the statement said.