Pence: US does not seek to contain China's development

Pence: US does not seek to contain China
# 24 October 2019 20:23 (UTC +04:00)

Much of the destiny of the 21st century will hinge on the relationship between the US and China, Vice President of the US Mike Pence said, APA reports citing Sputnik. 

Mr Pence said that the US does not seek confrontation with China but seeks a level playing field, as well as open markets, fair trade and 'respect for our values'. He added that Washington is not seeking to contain China's development.

According to Pence, a strong majority of Americans are behind Trump's approach to China. He said that the Trump administration was treating China's leaders with respect, honesty and consistency. 

The US Vice President said that his country's economy has added trillions of dollars in wealth under Trump while the economy of China has continued to fall behind. "In the past year, Beijing has not taken a significant action to improve our economic relationship, and in many areas, its behaviour has become more aggressive."