While Beijing considered that the Taiwan file threatens the relationship with America, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken described his talks with his Chinese counterpart Chen Gang today (Sunday) as frank and constructive.
A US State Department spokesman said that Secretary Anthony Blinken held frank, objective and constructive talks with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing, adding: “During the talks, Blinken stressed to his Chinese counterpart the importance of maintaining channels of communication to avoid the risks of misunderstanding, and also invited him to visit the US capital, Washington, to complete the talks.”
The ministry stated that Blinken discussed controversial issues and cross-border cooperation opportunities, stressing that the United States will always defend the interests and values of the American people and will work with its allies and partners to promote its vision of a free and open world that supports the rules-based international order.
In turn, Chinese Foreign Minister Chen Gang confirmed that the Taiwan file represents the most prominent threat to relations with the United States, according to what was reported by the official Chinese “CCTV” television. Zhang told the US Secretary of State that the Taiwan issue is the core of China’s interests, the most important issue in Sino-US relations, and the most prominent threat to it.