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China’s longest-serving ambassador to the US leaving put up, notes ‘crucial crossroads’ as tensions develop

China’s longest-serving ambassador to the US leaving post, notes ‘critical crossroads’ as tensions grow


Cui Tiankai introduced on Tuesday by means of a farewell letter that he’s leaving his place as China’s ambassador to the US simply as the 2 nations are going through a “crucial crossroads.”

The US is going through a “alternative between cooperation and confrontation” because it goes by means of a “new spherical of restructuring in its authorities coverage in direction of China,” Cui warned in his letter on Tuesday, in keeping with the South China Morning Submit.

He added that “abroad Chinese language within the US must shoulder a larger duty and mission.” 

“I hope you’ll defend your proper to be within the US and to develop your personal pursuits, with the place to begin of serving to to safeguard the basic pursuits of the folks in China and the US,” he wrote. 

Relations between the US and China have deteriorated through the years, with former President Donald Trump making the Chinese language authorities a near-constant goal, whether or not it was over commerce negotiations or the Covid-19 pandemic. The Biden administration has not seen relations develop a lot, with the present president being almost as crucial and pushing for a stronger stance from different nations. 

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Earlier than delivering his farewell letter, Cui met with Russian ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov and the 2 mentioned relations between the international locations. Antonov briefed his colleague on the US-Russia summit held in Geneva days earlier. 

Antonov revealed he even requested for recommendation from his “pal” Cui on the state of affairs between the US and Russia, which have additionally confronted struggles. 

Antonov praised the connection between the 2 international locations, saying, “Nobody shall be ever in a position to drive a wedge between us as a result of Russia and China have a strategic partnership and pleasant relations.”

Cui has been in his place for eight years, and he’s anticipated to get replaced by China’s Vice Minister of Overseas Affairs Qin Gang.

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