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The United States and China agree on the importance of maintaining open lines of communication

By Manal Abdel Fattah

Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of the United States of America, traveled to Shanghai and Beijing in the People’s Republic of China to hold meetings with President Xi Jinping and Director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China, as well as Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Minister of Public Security Wang Xiaohong, and Secretary of State in Shanghai Chen Jping.

The two sides held in-depth, substantive and constructive discussions on the main priorities in bilateral relations and on a range of regional and global issues.

Secretary Blinken stressed that the United States will continue to use diplomacy to achieve progress in areas of disagreement and areas of cooperation that matter to the American people and the world as part of responsibly managing competition with the People’s Republic of China.

The Secretary stressed continued progress in implementing the leaders’ commitments at the Woodside Summit on key issues, including strengthening counter-narcotics cooperation to stop the global flow of synthetic drugs, including fentanyl and its chemical precursors, to the United States and strengthening communication between the two militaries to avoid miscalculation and conflict, as well as releasing… Talks about managing the risks and safety challenges posed by advanced forms of artificial intelligence.

The two sides also discussed the importance of strengthening people-to-people relations between the United States and China, and Secretary Blinken stressed the importance of responsible and reciprocal policies to facilitate expanded exchanges between students, researchers and companies.

The Secretary addressed the non-market economic policies and practices pursued by the People’s Republic of China that distort trade or threaten the national security of the United States, as well as the implications of concerns about the global economic consequences of the People’s Republic of China’s excess industrial capacity, and called for equal treatment and opportunities for American workers and businessmen.

The Minister also reiterated that the United States will continue to take the necessary measures to defend its interests and values, as well as its allies and partners, including preventing the use of advanced American technologies to undermine its national security and economy without unjustifiably restricting trade or investment.

The Secretary stressed that resolving the issues of US citizens wrongfully detained or subject to exit bans in China remains a top priority, and raised concerns about the erosion of autonomy and democratic institutions in Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China’s human rights violations in Xinjiang and Tibet, as well as transnational repression and dramatic individual cases. To worry.

The Minister also raised serious concerns about the People’s Republic of China’s support for Russia’s defense industrial base, which enables Russia to continue its war against Ukraine and undermine European and transatlantic security.

The minister stressed the importance of maintaining safety and stability across the Taiwan Strait and reiterated that there has been no change in the United States’ one-China policy, which is guided by the Taiwan Relations Law as well as the three joint communiques and six guarantees.

He expressed concerns about the People’s Republic of China’s destabilizing actions in Thomas Saul II as well as the importance of upholding the rule of law and freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.

The Minister also discussed the need to prevent escalation of the crisis in the Middle East. He stressed the United States’ permanent commitment to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

The two sides also reaffirmed the importance of maintaining open lines of communication at all times and agreed to continue diplomacy and high-level interactions in the United States and the People’s Republic of China in the coming period.

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