China calls on US to drop ‘Cold War mentality’

China calls on US to drop 'Cold War mentality'
China calls on US to drop ‘Cold War mentality’

China is calling on the U.S. to drop what it terms a “Cold War mentality and zero-sum ideology” following President Donald Trump’s describing Beijing as a rival in his State of the Union address.

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chuying says common interests outweigh differences between the sides and the U.S. should view the relationship “correctly.”

China’s $275 billion trade surplus with the U.S. has been a constant source of tension, alongside their growing rivalry for military supremacy in Asia and accusations of intellectual property theft.

Trump in his address warned of the dangers from “rogue regimes,” like Iran and North Korea, terrorist groups such as the Islamic State, and “rivals” like China and Russia that he said challenge U.S. interests, its economy and value system

Source: News Agencies