According to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, China and the United States have agreed to stabilize their strained relationship. He made this announcement after discussions in Beijing on Monday.
Blinken emphasized the importance of direct engagement and continuous high-level communication to responsibly manage differences and prevent competition from escalating into conflict.
However, he noted that China has consistently refused to establish channels for crisis communication and military contacts, despite our repeated requests during the talks.
“At present, China has not agreed to proceed with such measures,” Blinken stated.
During his two-day visit, Blinken held meetings with President Xi Jinping and discussions with critical foreign policy official Wang Yi and Foreign Minister Qin Gang.