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China People's Congress

China blames US hawks for risking 'new Cold War'

Foreign minister says Americans should give up on trying to change China

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi lays out Beijing's positions on a range of issues via video link on May 24.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI -- China's foreign minister on Sunday argued that political forces in the U.S. are pushing the two powers into a new Cold War when they should be cooperating against the coronavirus.

Wang Yi also warned the U.S. against trying to change China, defended Beijing's handling of the pandemic and made a case for more control of Hong Kong in a news conference that lasted over an hour and a half.

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