Chinese Ambassador underlines stable relationship with US ahead of Blinken’s visit

(VOVWORLD) - Chinese Ambassador to the US Xie Feng said that China and the US need to strengthen cooperation and improve bilateral relations even though the two are still at odds on many issues, according to a statement issued by the Chinese Embassy in the US on Sunday.

Addressing the Harvard Kennedy School China Conference 2024, Xie said “a peaceful international environment is necessary, and a stable China-US relationship is vital.”

The statement was delivered ahead of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to China from Wednesday to Friday.

The US State Department said Blinken will meet with senior Chinese officials in Shanghai and Beijing to discuss bilateral, regional, and global issues, including the conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine.

The Secretary of State will reaffirm how important it is for the US and China to responsibly manage their competition, even in areas where the two countries sharply disagree.