UN chief calls for US-China negotiations on trade and technology
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for dialogue and negotiation between the United States and China on trade and technology to avoid polarization of the market and the global economy.
Asked to comment on the years-old technology dispute between Washington and China, António Guterres said he had always championed the need for a unified global market and a unified global economy, Xinhua reported.
“I have often said that we must avoid at all costs the division of the world in two, each with its own economic system and its own set of rules, each with its own dominant currency, each with its own Internet, and each with its own own technological strategy and its artificial intelligence and in other aspects,” he said during a press briefing.
Guterres called on the world’s two largest economies to find common ground on trade and technology through dialogue and negotiation to avoid such a scenario, according to Xinhua.
“Now it’s clear that right now there are a number of differences,” he said, adding “I have pleaded, both with the United States and with China, on the importance of serious dialogue and serious negotiation”. .
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