Anthony Blinken Friday in a lecture at the University of Chicago.
“They know that if we don’t find ways and areas in which we are interested in cooperating, they will lose some advantage,” he said.
Blinken’s comment follows a meeting between Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in Switzerland. During this meeting, Yellen stressed that Washington and Beijing must continue to communicate on economic issues to avoid conflicts, the BBC reported.
The US State Department is looking forward to Secretary Blinken’s visit to Beijing on February 6, which follows the meeting of President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Bali late last year.
In this regard, Blinken will recall that the President of the United States and the President of the People’s Republic of China had a very open and frank conversation during the last G20 meeting in Bali.
“I will have the opportunity to travel to China in the coming weeks to follow the progress on these lines of communication between us,” Blinken said, as quoted by CNN.