ROME (Xinhua): Visiting Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Tuesday (Aug 26) that starting "a new Cold War" is to reverse the course of history and kidnap the whole world.
Wang made the remarks at a press briefing here with Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio after their talks.
Responding to a question regarding China's comments on the so-called "new Cold War" that China and the US are possibly heading into, Wang said China does not intend to engage in such a Cold War and is firmly against any hype about a so-called "new Cold War."
In Wang's view, such an attempt "is against the world development trend. And I think countries in the world are not going to be behind this mentality. Instead we are going to join hand to oppose anyone who is trying to drag us back into that 'law of the jungle'."
With Di Maio by his side, Wang said China and Italy should work together to plan for the development of Sino-Italian relations in the next 50 years.
He attributed the steady and healthy development of Sino-Italian ties in half a century to three factors.
Firstly, as representatives of Eastern and Western civilisations, China and Italy always appreciate and learn from each other, respect the development path chosen by the people in the other country, and support each other's legitimate concerns on issues of core interests.
Secondly, as major economies in the world, both China and Italy have always adhered to the policy of opening up and developing mutually beneficial and win-win relationships.
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