Deputy Secretary of State Sherman, No. 2 of the US diplomatic authorities, will visit China from the 25th to meet with Foreign Minister Wang Yi and others.
This is the first time a senior diplomatic official has visited China since the inauguration of the Biden administration, and the focus is on finding a way to break the cold relationship between the United States and China.
Deputy Secretary of State Sherman of the United States, who is visiting Asian countries, will visit Tianjin, China from the 25th to meet with Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Foreign Minister Xie Feng, who is in charge of the United States.
This is the first time a senior diplomatic official has visited China since the inauguration of the Biden administration.
Based on the results of the previous talks in Japan and South Korea, Deputy Secretary Sherman urged China to change its behavior on issues such as the South China Sea and human rights, while taking measures against North Korea and climate change. I would like to get cooperation on such matters.
China, on the other hand, is willing to make no concessions on issues such as sovereignty and security.
China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a press conference on the 23rd, "The United States is not qualified to preach to China or deal with China in a strong position. We have our own sovereignty, security and development benefits. Resolutely protect. "
Although the United States and China held a meeting between top diplomatic leaders in Alaska this March, their claims are in direct conflict and the relationship continues to be cold.
In this meeting, whether it can show the way to the adjustment such as the situation breakthrough towards the realization of the summit for the first time face-to-face by Biden and President Xi Jinping Zemin is the focus.