US Business Group Meets Chinese Foreign Minister, Welcomes Exchanges Ahead of APEC Meeting

Representatives of the US-China Business Council, which represents more than 275 American companies doing business in China, met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Washington on Saturday and praised the two countries’ high-profile efforts to expand geopolitical and economic ties. trade tension.

The group said in a statement: “We expressed to Foreign Minister Wang that we are encouraged by the growing bilateral relationship by both governments.

“We believe that regular, meaningful and result-oriented dialogue can help resolve bilateral differences, US-China trade issues, and issues of common global concern. Such discussions and a successful APEC meeting between President Biden and President Xi will reduce geopolitical tensions and bring greater benefits to our countries,” the statement said.

Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping last met in person at the APEC leaders’ meeting in Bali last year. The group will meet in San Francisco on November 11-17 under the theme “Creating a Sustainable and Sustainable Future for All”. Xi has not publicly pledged to attend. The 21-member forum accounts for 40% of the world’s population and nearly half of global trade.

Wang’s visit comes amid high-level, high-profile exchanges between the US and China ahead of the APEC meeting. 30 Chinese leaders from various walks of life visited New York in recent days to promote people-to-people ties. Members of this group included former central bank deputy governor Zhu Min, former NBA star Yao Ming, and billionaires Fuyao Glass chairman Cao Dewang and Taikang Insurance chairman Chen Dongsheng.

US Cabinet members who will visit Beijing in recent months include Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo; A congressional delegation headed by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Mike Krapo visited the country in early October.

As part of a visit to the US on Friday, Wang met with Biden, who “stressed that both the US and China must responsibly manage competition in relations and maintain open lines of communication,” according to a White House statement. Biden also stressed that “the United States and China must work together to solve global problems.” The US leader expressed his condolences on the death of former Prime Minister Li Keqiang.

At a meeting organized by the New York-based National Committee on United States-China Relations in Washington on Saturday, Wang discussed the context of his US visit and recent US-China relations, noting that the “main theme of his visit” is to return. ‘Leading to Bali’ and ‘San Francisco,’” according to a report by China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency. Wang urged the US business community to fully play the role of “ballast” in economic and trade cooperation and support friendly relations between the two countries, Xinhua said.

The National Committee on US-China Relations hosted a gala dinner in New York on Tuesday. Among its highlights were letters from Biden and Xi, as well as speeches from China’s ambassador to the US, Xie Feng, and former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. two countries.

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