Relations between the international locations have deteriorated sharply beneath Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump
Tianjin (China): American deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman arrived in China on Monday to debate the fraught relationship between the international locations with two high international ministry officers. She is the highest-ranking US official to go to China since President Joe Biden took workplace six months in the past.
Sherman will maintain separate conferences with Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng, who’s accountable for U.S.-China relations, and Foreign Minister Wang Yi at a closed-off resort lodge within the metropolis of Tianjin. These conferences observe an preliminary and extremely contentious assembly in March in Anchorage, Alaska, the place Wang and veteran Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi flew to fulfill Secretary of State Antony Blinken and nationwide safety adviser Jake Sullivan.
Relations between the international locations have deteriorated sharply beneath Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, and the 2 sides stay at odds over a bunch of points, together with expertise, cybersecurity, and human rights.
Meanwhile, squarely blaming the US for what it referred to as a “stalemate” in bilateral relations, in an interview on Saturday, Foreign Minister Wang accused the U.S. of adopting a superior angle and utilizing its energy to stress different international locations.
“China would never accept any country that claims to be superior to others,” he informed China’s Phoenix Television. “If the U.S. has not learned to treat other countries equally, China and the international community have the responsibility to help the U.S. learn how to do this,” he added.
Biden administration officers have mentioned the objective of the talks is to not negotiate particular points however to maintain high-level communications channels open. The U.S. needs to make sure that guardrails are in place to forestall competitors between the international locations from changing into battle, they mentioned.
A potential assembly between Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping is predicted to be on the agenda, probably on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Rome on the finish of October.