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High level US delegation to visit China in coming days

washingtonDecember 10 – A high-level US delegation will travel to China next week to follow up on President Joe Biden’s recent talks with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, and prepare for an initial visit by Secretary of State Antony Blinken. next year, the US State Department said on Saturday.

The US announcement follows comments from a senior White House official that Beijing seeks to stabilize ties with Washington in the near term as it faces domestic economic challenges and pushes for its forceful diplomacy in Asia. Is.

Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Krittenbrink and National Security Council Senior Director for China and Taiwan Laura Rosenberger will travel to China, South Korea and Japan from December 11 to 14, they said in a State Department statement.

US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold direct talks on Taiwan and North Korea G-20 In mid-November, Indonesia held a meeting aimed at preventing strained relations between the world’s largest economies from turning into a new Cold War.

The two leaders also promised more frequent communication at a time of growing differences over human rights, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and economic issues.

The State Department said the delegation would follow up the meeting to “responsibly manage the competition between our two countries and explore potential areas of cooperation” and also lay the groundwork for Blinken’s visit.

disappointed by the strict protocol against covidChina’s COVID-19 turned into widespread protests last month, the biggest show of public discontent since Xi came to power in 2012. The regulations contributed to the slowdown of the economy.

White House Indo-Pacific coordinator Kurt Campbell said on Thursday that those problems, as well as the perception that China had angered many of its neighbors, meant that it could be in a more predictable relationship with Washington in the “short term”. Was interested

Campbell was speaking at an Aspen Security Forum event in Washington, two days after the United States announced plans to increase its rotating military presence in Australia, a key ally of the region, amid shared concerns about China.

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