Chinese ambassador to US cautions 'destructive forces' in bilateral relations

"Extreme rhetoric, such as decoupling, a new 'Cold War,' and clash of civilizations, are having their way here," Cui said Wednesday night at a gala dinner held by the US-China Business Council, which represents more than 200 US companies that do business with China. "If suspicion, animosity, estrangement and confrontation are allowed to grow without any constraint, what consequences will the two peoples and the whole world have to suffer?" he said.