Bangkok, August 1: Top Chinese diplomat Wang Yi on Thursday met with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo on the sidelines of the ASEAN Bangkok 2019 summit, during which he said it was important for the United States and China to hold a face-to-face meet and further cooperate regardless of how many issues may arise.
According to Reuters news reports, Wang said he and US state secretary discussed ways to promote their bilateral ties and that Pompeo cleared Washington doesn’t aim to contain the Chinese development with reaffirming the US commitment to China’s “one nation two systems” policy regarding Taiwan.
Wang said the government of China welcomes the US willingness to resume nuclear talks with North Korea over the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, adding Beijing is also willing to establish a favourable condition to assist relaunch dialogues between US President Donald Trump and his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-Un.
The top United States and Chinese trade officials met in Shanghai on Wednesday for trade talks in an attempt to end a year-long trade spat, regardless of low desires for advancement and confrontational comments from US President Donald Trump.
As U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arrived in the Chinese business center hub on Tuesday, Trump blamed Beijing via Twitter for slowing down, and cautioned of a more regrettable result for China in the event that it kept on doing as such.
The current week’s gatherings, the first in-person trade meeting since a G20 ceasefire a month ago, come as an official study demonstrated China’s production line movement shrank for the straight third month in July, underlining the developing strains set on the world’s second-greatest economy by the trade war.