Despite the many differences, the most recent of which was China’s allegation that the US delegation violated the reception protocol during the Anchorage meeting, the Chinese Communist Party’s senior diplomatic official Yang Jiechi confirmed the talks with the Americans were on Saturday open and constructive.
Yang Jiechi added that the talks between the People’s Republic of China and the United States were open, constructive and useful, but noted that there are still differences between the two sides, according to the Chinese television broadcaster “CGTN”.
China: Our intentions are sincere
This came after the Chinese delegation attending the meeting in Anchorage, Alaska announced that the United States delegation had breached the reception protocol at the beginning of the meeting.
Regarding the representative of the Delegation of the People’s Republic of China in the talks, China Central Television stated that the Chinese delegation had come to the Anchorage meeting with good intentions for a strategic dialogue with the United States and was preparing according to the previous protocol agreed between the two sides.
America: We are not looking for a conflict
The US National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, said at the beginning of the talks with his Chinese colleagues: “We are not looking for conflict, but we welcome competition and will always defend our principles, our people and our friends.”
Foreign Minister Anthony Blinken told China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi and State Councilor Wang Yi in Anchorage that the US side was discussing its “deep concerns” about Chinese actions in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as cyber attacks on the US and the US Allied coercion.
He also believed that any of these actions threatened the rules-based system that maintains global stability, he said.
It is reported that Chinese chief diplomat Yang Jiechi and State Councilor Wang Yi Alaska had arrived to meet US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan during the Biden government’s first high-level talks with China.
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