BEIJING: The United States and China can work together on issues such as climate change and the coronavirus pandemic if damaged bilateral relations are repaired, senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Monday.

Wang, China's state councilor and foreign minister said Beijing was ready to resume constructive talks with Washington to facilitate relations between the two countries under former President Donald Trump.

Wang called on Washington to lift tariffs on Chinese goods and unreasonably suppress the Chinese tech sector, saying it would create "necessary conditions" for cooperation.

Before Wang spoke at a Foreign Ministry-sponsored forum, officials played footage of a 1972 "ping-pong diplomacy," an exchange of table tennis players paving the way for US President Richard Nixon to visit China. Given.

Wang called on Washington to respect China's major interests, "smear" the ruling Communist Party, stop interfering in Beijing's internal affairs, and "stop" separatist forces for Taiwan's independence.

"Over the years, the United States has reduced bilateral talks at basically all levels,"

"We are ready to have a clear dialogue with the American side and engage in dialogue aimed at resolving the issues."

Wang described the call between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden as a recent positive step.

Washington and Beijing have clashed in a number of areas, including trade, allegations of human rights crimes against Uyghur Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region, and Beijing's territorial claims in the resource-rich South China Sea.

However, the Biden administration has indicated that it will put pressure on Biden. Beijing has expressed concern about Beijing's "forced and unjust" trade practices and supported the Trump administration's decision to commit the Chinese genocide in Xinjiang.

However, Biden promised to adopt a more multilateral approach and was ready to cooperate with Beijing on issues such as climate change and persuade North Korea to lay down its nuclear weapons.