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World U.S., China discuss possible meeting of secretary of state, Chinese foreign minister -FT

09:20  23 june  2021
09:20  23 june  2021 Source:   reuters.com

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Both the Chinese and U . S . side kept calling the reporters back into the room so they could add remarks. Expectations were already low for the meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, with U . S . Secretary of State Antony Blinken, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Yang Beijing considers issues in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Taiwan as part of its domestic affairs, and the officials reiterated at the meeting that China is firmly opposed to foreign interference. Yang said the U . S . side "carefully orchestrated" the dialogue, according to an official translation reported by NBC.

Instead, China ’ s foreign minister , Wang Yi, and a top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, arrived on U . S . soil on Thursday to meet with Blinken and Jake Sullivan, Biden’ s national security adviser, for the first time. And even before the meeting began, things turned ugly, with the traditional opening The Chinese will try to use their cooperation on climate as a bargaining chip in other arenas. The Biden White House will try to resist, arguing that avoiding a climate catastrophe is in the fundamental interests of both nations. And the man caught in the middle will be Biden’ s climate czar, former Secretary of State John Kerry.

(Reuters) - The United States and China are discussing a possible meeting of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at a G20 meet in Italy next week, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday citing people briefed on the talks.

Tony Blinken wearing a suit and tie: Top U.S., China officials wrap up first talks of Biden era in Alaska © Reuters/POOL Top U.S., China officials wrap up first talks of Biden era in Alaska

The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden has also informed counterparts in Beijing that it would like Wendy Sherman, deputy secretary of state, to visit China over the summer, the newspaper said.

The White House has also held preliminary internal discussions about sending Blinken or Jake Sullivan, the national security adviser, to China later this year, which could set the stage for Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping to hold a bilateral summit on the margins of the G20 leaders meeting in Rome in October, the British newspaper reported https://on.ft.com/2SXZGHt.

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Before delivering his farewell letter, Cui met with Russian ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov and the two discussed relations between the countries. Antonov briefed his colleague on the US-Russia summit held in Geneva days earlier. Antonov revealed he even asked for advice from his “friend” Cui on the state of affairs between the US and Russia, which have also faced struggles. Cui has been in his position for eight years, and he is expected to be replaced by China ’ s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Qin Gang.

Chinese Consulates General. Chinese Missions to International Organizations and Representative Offices Abroad. News From Mission Overseas. On June 17, 2021, External Security Commissioner of the Foreign Ministry Cheng Guoping met with Kyrgyz Ambassador to China Baktygulova Ka

a man wearing a suit and tie: FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi takes part in a meeting during a visit to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia © Reuters/BANDER ALGALOUD FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi takes part in a meeting during a visit to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Christopher Cushing)

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