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Don't go too far, Chinese Foreign Minister tells Pompeo

IANS  |  Beijing 

China's and Foreign Yi has urged "not to go too far" in its measures that threatened Chinese interests in a phone conversation with US

In the phone call on Saturday, expressed his strong opposition to the order signed by US last week that prohibits the use of by firms allegedly trying to spy on Washington, which could restrict business with companies such as

"We urge the US side not to go too far," told Pompeo, adding that the US should change its course as soon as possible so as to avoid further damage of bilateral ties.

The Chinese said that "was still willing to resolve economic and trade differences through negotiations, but that they should be on an equal footing", reported.

He added that in any negotiations, must safeguard its legitimate interests, respond to the calls of its people and defend the basic norms of international relations.

The stressed that stated its firm opposition to "the US negative words and acts related to Taiwan" and urged to "abide by the one-principle and the three China-US joint communiques and handle Taiwan-related issues carefully and properly", the report said.

The call came after and locked horns again last week owing to Trump's action to thwart "foreign adversaries who are actively and increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in information and and services in the US", according to the

However, the made no direct reference to China, with whom the US is engaged in a bitter trade dispute.

While both and Washington say that negotiations to resolve the trade dispute have not yet collapsed after over 10 rounds of talks, it seems unlikely that the deadlock will break in the short term after the mutual imposition of tariffs and trading of accusations by both countries.

Wang and Pompeo also spoke about the latest developments over the issue. The Chinese top Minister said that China was committed to the denuclearization, peace and security of the

"We hope that all parties will exercise restraint and act with caution, so as to avoid escalating tensions," Wang said.



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First Published: Sun, May 19 2019. 11:00 IST