China Today (English)
Yang Jiechi Meets U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan
On October 6, 2021, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi met with U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan in Zurich, Switzerland.
The two sides agreed to strengthen strategic communication, properly manage differences, avoid conflict and confrontation, seek mutual benefits and win-win results, and work together to bring China-u.s. relations back on the right track of sound and steady development.
Yang Jiechi pointed out that the U.S. side needs to have a deep understanding of the mutually beneficial nature of China-u.s. relations and correctly understand China’s domestic and foreign policies and strategic intentions. China opposes defining China-u.s. relations as “competitive.”
Yang Jiechi expounded China’s solemn position on issues related to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Xinjiang, Xizang, and human rights as well as maritime issues, urging the U.S. side to truly respect China’s sovereignty, security, and development interests.
The U.S. side expressed its adherence to the one-china policy.
The two sides also exchanged views on climate change and regional issues of common concern. They agreed to maintain regular dialogue and communication on important issues.