Blinken visits China

June 19, 2023
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Progress is hard. It takes time. And it’s not the product of one visit, one trip, one conversation.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a diplomatic trip to China – the first by a U.S. Sec. of State in five years.

Why It Matters: America’s top diplomat met with the Chinese President, as well as Sec. Blinken’s counterparts in Beijing, in wide-ranging conversations about topics including fentanyl, human rights, Ukraine and the South China Sea. Notably, Sec. Blinken said China did not want to restart military-to-military communications despite the numerous provocative, controversial events over the last several months including:

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Chinese warship and U.S. Navy Ship

Chinese jet and America’s spy plane

China’s President said (according to the readout by the State Dept.): “The two sides have also made progress and reached agreement on some specific issues. This is very good.”

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by Jenna Lee,

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