China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends a meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Nusa Dua, Bali on July 9, 2022. (AFP/Stefani Reynolds)
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday that regional stability in Asia Pacific depended on what the United States decided in the coming months and warned that the ball was in the US court as to whether to create tensions or de-escalate them in the region.
In a policy speech delivered at the ASEAN secretariat in Central Jakarta, the first public appearance for the senior Chinese diplomat following his meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken,
Wang said China was waiting on a response from the US on his proposal for the establishment of rules for positive interactions and the upholding of regionalism in the Asia-Pacific.
“We’re looking forward to getting a response from the United States […] and to see if they can change their hegemonic mentality,” Wang said in response to a question from The Jakarta Post on Monday.
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