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US Secretary of State, Chinese Counterpart Hold Talks in Beijing

Sat 27 Apr 2024 | 06:41 PM
Blinken and Chinese Counterpart
Blinken and Chinese Counterpart
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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met today with PRC Director of CCP Central Foreign Affairs Commission and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing.

The two sides had in-depth, substantive, and constructive discussions about areas of difference as well as areas of cooperation as part of responsibly managing competition between the United States and the PRC. 

US Secretary of State discussed concerns about PRC support to the Russian defense industrial base, the importance of maintaining peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, PRC activities in the South China Sea, and the need to avoid further escalation in the Middle East and on the Korean Peninsula.

Following up on the Woodside Summit between President Biden and President Xi last November, Blinken and Director Wang discussed next steps on a range of commitments made by the two leaders on advancing cooperation on counternarcotics, military-to-military communication, talks on artificial intelligence risks and safety, and facilitating people-to-people exchanges.

Moroever, US Secretary of State emphasized that the U.S. will continue to stand up for our interests and values and those of our allies and partners, including on human rights and economic issues.