A US government official said on Friday that the threat of nuclear tests in Taiwan, North Korea and maintaining security in the region were the main issues of these meetings.
The head of US and China diplomacy They will meet in New York on Friday amid tensions over Taiwan.
United States Secretary of State, Antony Blink, and its Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, They are scheduled to meet on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly.
This is their first meeting since the talks in Bali in July, when the two expressed their willingness to resume talks.
A month later, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, He visited Taiwan, attracting the wrath of Beijing and renewing tensions between the two great powers.
During an interview given on Sunday, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, was prepared to intervene militarily if China resorts to force, once again shunned. “strategic ambiguity” American.
On Thursday, the Chinese minister expressed happiness that he had met the US climate envoy in New York. Former Secretary of State John Kerry Despite the fact that Beijing suspended cooperation on the matter in retaliation for Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.
In a speech, Wang reiterated Beijing’s anger over US support for the island, which Beijing considers part of its territory.
“The Taiwan issue is becoming the riskiest contentious issue in US-China relations,” highlighted.
However, Friday’s talks should pave the way for a possible first meeting between Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, possibly on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali in November.
Wang said that both countries want to make it “US-China Relations Works” No conflict.