Top U.S. and Chinese diplomats hold ‘frank and productive’ talks Beijing and agrees to keep the lines of communication open prevent tension from escalating into conflictOfficial sources said.
China’s foreign ministry said Krittenbrink and vice-principal Ma Zhaoxu “They maintained frank, constructive and fruitful communication on promoting the improvement of the relationship China–U.S. Handle differences properly.”
assistant secretary of state for east asian and pacific affairs, Daniel Krittenbrinkvisited China The most senior official to hold the position has sparked a sharp escalation of tensions since the United States shot down a Chinese spy balloon over its territory in early February.
At that time, the Secretary of State, anthony winkPostponed a planned trip China Since then Beijing Attempts for official exchanges have been rejected, although two senior defense officials from the two countries have Singapore last weekend.
he State Council He reported that the two officials had “frank and productive discussions as part of an ongoing effort to keep lines of communication open and to capitalize on recent high-level diplomacy between the two countries.”
Beijing said he expressed his “solemn position Taiwan“(An autonomous island China claimed territories, annexed by force if necessary) and other matters, in addition to the fact that both parties agreed to maintain communication.
the navy state joined ‘Dangerous interaction’ in Strait condemned on Sunday TaiwanAt that time, a Chinese warship was less than 137 meters away from the US destroyer.
A Chinese fighter jet came dangerously close to a Chinese surveillance plane in May. European Union about him March menstrual direction from ChinaWhere Beijing Maintain territorial disputes with multiple countries.
According to reports, the responsible CIA, william burnssecret trip to Beijing Last month, there was another sign that the two countries were interested in reviving various channels of communication.