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Senior Chinese Diplomat Meets U.S. National Security Advisor


Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, met with U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on March 14 in Rome, capital of Italy.

The two sides agreed to jointly implement the consensus reached by the two heads of state, increase understand­ing, manage difference­s, expand consensus, and strengthen cooperatio­n so as to enable conditions for bringing China-u.s. relations back on the track of sound and steady developmen­t.

Stressing that the Taiwan question concerns China’s sovereignt­y and territoria­l integrity, Yang said in the three Sino-u.s. Joint Communique­s, the U.S. side explicitly recognized that there is only one China and that the one-china principle is the premise for establishi­ng diplomatic relations between China and the United States as well as the political foundation of their relations.

The current U.S. administra­tion has pledged to adhere to the one-china policy and not support “Taiwan independen­ce,” Yang Jiechi noted that certain actions of the U.S. are obviously inconsiste­nt with its statements.

Yang also expounded on China’s solemn position on issues related to Xinjiang, Tibet, and Hong Kong, pointing out that these issues concern China’s core interests and are China’s internal affairs in which no foreign interferen­ce will be tolerated. Any attempt to use these issues to suppress China will fail, he said.

The two sides should learn from history, grasp the premise of mutual respect, hold the bottom line of peaceful coexistenc­e and seize the key of win-win cooperatio­n, he said.

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