China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi told US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday that “in-depth” and “comprehensive” dialogue is necessary to reduce misunderstandings and stabilize ties between the two countries.
Wang’s comments came during a meeting in Washington, DC, which is part of a flurry of diplomatic engagements between the US and China in recent months. The two countries are seeking to manage their differences and avoid conflict, but their relationship remains strained over a number of issues, including trade, technology, and human rights.
In his meeting with Blinken, Wang said that the US and China share important common interests and challenges that they need to resolve together. He also urged the US to “not hurt China’s legitimate rights and interests.”
Blinken responded that he agrees with the need for dialogue and that he is looking forward to constructive talks with Wang. He also said that the US is committed to working with China to address the challenges that the two countries face.
The meeting between Wang and Blinken is a positive sign that the US and China are willing to continue dialogue, despite their differences. However, it remains to be seen whether the two countries will be able to find common ground on the key issues that divide them.
The meeting between Wang and Blinken is a significant development in US-China relations. It comes at a time when the two countries are facing a number of challenges, including the ongoing trade war, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the war in Ukraine.
Wang’s comments about the need for “in-depth” and “comprehensive” dialogue are a positive sign. They suggest that China is willing to engage with the US on a wide range of issues, even those that are sensitive.
Blinken’s response was also positive. He showed a willingness to engage with Wang and to work with China to address the challenges that the two countries face.
The meeting between Wang and Blinken is a sign that the US and China are committed to dialogue and to managing their differences. However, it is important to note that the two countries remain deeply divided on a number of key issues. It remains to be seen whether the US and China will be able to find common ground on these issues and build a more stable and cooperative relationship.