US State Department Secretary Joe Biden analyzed Washington-Beijing ties amid heightened tensions between the two countries in a call this Sunday with his visiting counterpart Qin Gang in China.
“I spoke by phone this morning with the incoming Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China, Qin Gang, as he leaves Washington to take up his new position. We discussed relations between the United States and (…) China and Have discussed the maintenance of open lines of communication”, Blinken explained in a message via his official profile on the social network Twitter.
Qin has indicated that Blinken has called him this Sunday to say goodbye, while thanking him for “many honest, deep and constructive meetings” with him during his stay in the North American country.
“I look forward to continuing close working relations with her for a one-woman relationship between China and the United States,” said the future head of the foreign ministry on her profile on the same social network.
Gang, ambassador since July 2021, replaced Wang Yi when he became Chinese President Xi Jinping’s top foreign policy adviser, replacing veteran Yang Yechi, who resigned at the age of 72 Was.
The new minister, who previously served as spokesman for the same department, has on occasions distanced himself from Beijing’s official line, for example, allaying fears of a possible war with Taiwan or acknowledging that China could have done more to prevent Russia from invading Ukraine. ,