US "Inventor Of Coercive Diplomacy": China

The counter measures China take against Washington are "legitimate and reasonable", China's vice foreign minister Xie Feng said.

US 'Inventor Of Coercive Diplomacy': China

The United States is the "inventor of coercive diplomacy", China's vice foreign minister Xie Feng told U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on Monday, according to a statement on the foreign ministry website.

The two are meeting in Tianjin.

The counter measures China take against Washington are "legitimate and reasonable", Xie said.