High-level US envoys to visit China in effort to repair ties

WASHINGTON: The US government is sending its first high-level delegation to China since the Chinese leader made the pledge last month Xi Jinping and the US president Joe Biden to repair frayed relationships.
Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Kritenbrink will join the National Security Council Senior Director for China and Taiwan Laura Rosenberger on the December 11-14 trip.
The two of you will visit China, south Korea and Japan.
In China, Kritenbrink The State Department said it would follow up Biden’s meeting in Bali last month with Xi, during which the two sides pledged to “continue to responsibly manage the competition between our two countries and explore areas of concern.” potential cooperation”.
Kritenbrink will also prepare for a visit to China by Secretary of State Antony Blinken in early 2023, the first visit by the top US diplomat in four years.
The United States and China are the world’s two largest economies, spending more than any other country on their militaries and locked in fierce strategic competition.
During the meeting in Bali, the two leaders discussed contentious issues, including Taiwan’s future, US restrictions on Chinese high-tech imports and moves China to expand its influence around the world.
Biden left the meeting with Xi declaring that there was no need for a new Cold War, while Xi told Biden that the two countries “share more, not less, common interests”.


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