Both sides spoke critically on a number of issues, primarily human rights violations.
In the American Anchorage (Alaska), negotiations were held between the United States and China, as a result of which a decision was made to create a joint working group to combat climate change. Xinhua reports.
On the US side, the meeting was attended by Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the President’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. From China — Yang Jiechi, head of the office of the CPC Central Committee’s Foreign Affairs Commission, and Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Following the meeting, Sullivan said the negotiations were “tough.”
During the talks, Blinken said China’s actions in Hong Kong, Xinjiang, and Taiwan, as well as cyberattacks against the United States, “threaten a rule-based order that maintains global stability.”
Yang Jiechi, in turn, said that human rights are being violated in the United States, African Americans are being killed, and Washington should not interfere in the affairs of the PRC.
Earlier this week, representatives from the United States and China took part in talks on Afghanistan.