US National Security Adviser To Meet With China’s Top Diplomat In Europe This Week

CITY OF WASHINGTON (October 5, 2021)—The White House confirmed on Tuesday that US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan will meet with China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, in Europe this week, as the two sides seek to reduce the soaring tensions between them.

Sullivan and Yang will meet in Switzerland to discuss efforts by the two sides to “responsibly manage the competition between the United States and the People’s Republic of China,” Emily Horne, a National Security Council spokeswoman, said in confirming an earlier report by the South China Morning Post.

Horne said that the meeting would follow up to the September 9th telephone call between President Joe Biden and  Chinese President Xi Jinping, when the leaders discussed the risk of bilateral friction veering into unintended conflict amid continuing confrontations on issues including Taiwan, trade, technology, and human rights in Hong Kong.

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