A statement issued by the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Vice Foreign Minister Shi Feng urged the US to “change its highly misguided mindset and dangerous policy”.
Relations between China and the US are at a standstill as some Americans paint the Asian country as an “imaginary enemy”, Zi added during a meeting with US Secretary of State Wendy Sherman.
US diplomats are in China to discuss strained relations between the two countries, in separate meetings, with Xi, who is responsible for relations with the US, and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
Sherman is the highest-ranking US official to visit China since President Joe Biden took office six months ago.
Relations between the two powers have deteriorated sharply in recent years due to trade and technical warfare and disputes over human rights or the status of Hong Kong and Taiwan.
This weekend, Wang Yi accused the US of acting superior and using force to pressure other countries.
“China will never accept another country claiming to be superior to others“, he said in an interview with the television channel Phoenix Television.
“If the US does not learn to treat other countries equally, China and the international community have a responsibility to help the US learn how to do so.“, is described.
Officials in Joe Biden’s administration said this week’s discussions were aimed at keeping high-level communication channels open, not on specific issues.
He said the US wants to ensure that there are protective barriers in place to prevent competition between the two countries that result in conflict.