Le Yucheng said it would be hard for China to overtake the US as number one nation. Photo: AP
Le Yucheng said it would be hard for China to overtake the US as number one nation. Photo: AP

US must accept its hegemony is waning, says Chinese foreign vice-minister Le Yucheng

  • Senior official insists that US is still a strong nation and will be hard to overtake, but should not adopt a ‘cold war mentality’
  • Le says many countries are ready to support China internationally and criticises Washington for forming ‘small clubs’ such as the G7 and Quad

Topic |   US-China relations
Le Yucheng said it would be hard for China to overtake the US as number one nation. Photo: AP
Le Yucheng said it would be hard for China to overtake the US as number one nation. Photo: AP

Corrected [2:49pm, 11 Jul, 2021]

  • [2:49pm, 11 Jul, 2021]

    A previous version of this article mistakenly referred to the news site Guancha as a “state media outlet”. The story has been updated to correct the error.

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