China and the United States prepare a high-level meeting in Hawaii to iron out rough edges

13/06/2020

China and the United States prepare a high-level meeting in Hawaii to iron out rough edges

After completing these contacts, it will be the first time that senior officials from both countries meet in person to try to address the multiple points of friction that confront them.

The governments of China and the United States are finalizing preparations to hold a high-level summit in Hawaii in an attempt to resolve the multiple tensions that have deteriorated relations between the two countries at their coldest moment in recent decades, according to sources close to negotiations to the Political portal and the ‘South China Morning Post’.

The American delegation would be led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who would face each other with a figure close to the United States, the former Foreign Minister and current director of the Foreign Commission of the Communist Party Yang Jiechi.

After completing these contacts, it will be the first time that senior officials from both countries meet in person to try to address the multiple points of friction that confront them.

In early June, US President Donald Trump threatened to revoke Hong Kong’s special status after China passed a resolution to enact a national security law in the territory, a decision Washington understands as interference. in the partial independence that the city enjoys.

However, the main friction occurred due to the coronavirus pandemic that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Trump, who has described the epidemic as “the Chinese plague”, denounced that the Asian giant hid the true impact of the disease until it was too late to contain it.

These statements angered the Chinese government, which accused the United States of launching unfounded criticism to hide its poor response to the crisis.

These crossings of accusations took place amid delicate talks to solve the trade conflict that both countries have held for months, and which was the main topic of the last high-level meeting, on January 15 in Washington, when the deputy prime minister Chinese Liu He and President Trump ratified some relief from the tension with the signing of a new preliminary trade agreement.

The approximate date the Hawaii meeting would take place is unknown.

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