March 8, 2019 / 3:29 AM / a year ago

Senior China diplomat urges U.S. to meet China halfway

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends a news conference during the ongoing session of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's parliamentary body, in Beijing, China March 8, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese government’s top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, said on Friday that competition between China and the United States was normal and that Washington should abandon zero-sum thinking and meet Beijing halfway.

Wang was speaking at a news conference on the sidelines of China’s annual meeting of parliament.

Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Writing by Philip Wen; Editing by Michael Perry

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