China is willing to play a "constructive" role in the success of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit in San Francisco, its top diplomat said on Tuesday.
"As the world's largest developing country and an important member of Apec, China is willing to comply with the expectations of the international community and play a constructive role in the success of Apec this year," Foreign Minister Wang Yi told a news conference in Beijing.
When asked whether President Xi Jinping would attend the summit in San Francisco in November, Wang said: "Of course, we and all parties hope that the United States will recognise its responsibility as the host, demonstrate openness, fairness, inclusiveness, and responsibility, and create better conditions for the smooth holding of the meeting.
"Regarding your question about the arrangements for attending Apec, we are in communication with all parties and will make an official announcement in due course."
Wang added that the Apec meeting "is supposed to be a stage for promoting cooperation, instead of a wrestling ground for provoking confrontations," according to Xinhua News Agency.
Dialogue between China and the United States has been gradually resuming despite tensions between the two superpowers. Expectations are building that Xi would meet with his US counterpart Joe Biden on the sidelines of Apec, after missing a chance for a face-to-face meeting at G20 in India.
At the same news conference, Wang said, without naming any country, that China opposed "wanton" expansion of military alliances that squeeze the security space of other countries. (Agencies)