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Sherman met Qin Gang, Washington said it was committed to continuing discussions on the issues

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Qin Gang, China’s new ambassador to the United States, met with Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman at the State Department on the afternoon of August 12, 2021, the first day after completing a 14-day self-imposed quarantine.

The two met for more than an hour. In an interview after the meeting, Qin said China believes that to promote the improvement and development of bilateral relations, the two sides should try their best to reduce trouble and manage differences and contradictions. “There are many issues between the United States and China, so we have to do it step by step,” he said.

Qin Gang, accompanied by Chinese Minister to the US Li Kexin, arrived at the State Department 10 minutes earlier than the scheduled time. Officials from the East Asia Bureau of the State Council received the Chinese delegation and entered the State Department building at 1:48 p.m. Qin walked out of the State Concil’s Truman Building at about 3:14 p.m., talking with U.S. officials for about a minute before leaving.

The night before Qin Gang’s visit to The State Council, the Chinese Embassy in the United States issued two press releases in a row, criticizing the United States with very heavy words and words, including the Taiwan issue.

In response to questions, the spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in Washington pointed out that the US has no right to point fingers at Taiwan’s deepening of relations with Lithuania and has no right to make irresponsible remarks. In addition, the United States expressed its support for the sentencing of Canadian businessman Michael Spalver. The Chinese Embassy also criticized the United States for “pointing hands and making irresponsible remarks.” It also called the case of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou a typical case of arbitrary detention by the United States.

In his first stop at the State Department in Washington, however, Mr Qin was less blunt in front of the cameras than in the previous night’s written statement. When pressed by reporters, he dropped his familiar Wolf warrior pose and showed a softer side.

When asked about the atmosphere of the talks between the two sides, he replied that the atmosphere was good. “We talked deeply and candidly, and the two sides fully exchanged views. Both sides agreed that the china-us relationship is very important and both sides should work together to improve the relationship. Today, we both agreed to continue dialogue and communication going forward to address our concerns on a mutually beneficial basis.”

What issue of concern did China will raise during the meeting , he said, China is most concerned about “ how bilateral relations repair and develop overcome difficulties
And promote sensitive issue I also reiterate our attitude on taiwam’s issue
What issues of concern did China raise during the meeting? He said China is most concerned about “how the two sides can work together to overcome difficulties and promote the improvement and development of bilateral relations. We should try our best to reduce troubles, manage differences and conflicts and expand cooperation.” There are a lot of things to do, step by step, little by little.”

He added that the two sides also touched on the issue of Taiwan. Qin said Taiwan is “the most important and sensitive issue in CHINA-US relations, and I reiterated to Madam Deputy Secretary of State China’s position on the Taiwan issue.”

The U.S. State Department earlier issued a brief, two-sentence statement after the meeting. “Deputy Secretary Sherman met August 12 with The Appointed Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, Qin Gang, and welcomed him to Washington,” said Ned Price, a State Department spokesman. Sherman also reviewed issues discussed with Chinese officials in Tianjin last month and said the United States is committed to continuing discussions with The Chinese.

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