US Secretary of State Antony Blinken opened his conferences in Beijing on Sunday. He’s the best rating US authorities official to go to China since President Joe Biden took workplace in January 2021.
The world’s two largest economies face a strained relationship, and Blinkin’s mission is to strengthen and enhance communication between the 2 international locations.
Blinken and his group had been obtained by Chinese language International Minister Qin Gang in Beijing, and so they shook palms in entrance of the Chinese language and American flags.
After getting into the convention room, neither Blinkin nor Chen made any feedback.
Chinese language Assistant International Minister Hua Chunying, who’s attending the assembly, tweeted above a photograph of Chen and Biden shaking palms: “I hope this assembly will assist convey Sino-US relations again to what the 2 presidents agreed on in Bali.”
Biden and Chinese language President Xi Jinping held their first talks on the sidelines of the G20 summit in November on the Indonesian island of Bali.
Throughout his keep by Monday, Blinken can be anticipated to satisfy China’s high diplomat Wang Yi and presumably Xi Jinping.
Blinken’s go to is predicted to set the stage for extra bilateral conferences within the coming months, together with doable journeys by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo. It may additionally pave the best way for conferences between Xi and Biden at multilateral summits later within the yr.