The president of China, Xi Jinping, hopes that the visit of the US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, to Beijing can contribute positively to the stabilization of bilateral relations. The Chinese state media reported it, giving an account of the ongoing conversation between the two.
“Interactions between states should always be based on mutual respect and sincerity,” he added. According to Xi Jinping, "progress and agreements have been made with the United States on some issues". Xi also described Blinken's talks with Chinese Communist Party foreign policy chief Wang Yi and foreign minister Qin Gang as "frank and thorough.
"According to the media, Blinken's conversation with the Chinese head of state is an encouraging sign of mutual interest in restoring dialogue and remedying the worsening of bilateral relations. The US secretary of state met with Wang Yi. "China is not willing to compromise on the Taiwan issue," the Chinese diplomat said. The meeting was held behind closed doors at the Diaoyutai State Residence.