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High-level US-Chinese talks in Malta

محادثات أميركية- صينية رفيعة المستوى في مالطا

White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday and Sunday in Malta, in light of a tense atmosphere between the two major powers.

"The two sides held frank, substantive, and constructive discussions," the White House said in a statement.

For its part, Beijing reported that "Wang Yi stressed that the Taiwan issue is the first red line that should not be crossed in Sino-American relations."

The dialogue between the United States and China has resumed in recent months through successive visits by American officials to Beijing, including Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.

Tensions escalated between Beijing and Washington last February, due to the flying of Chinese balloons in American airspace, which the United States considered an espionage attempt.

Trade disputes, Chinese expansion in the South China Sea, and the issue of the island of Taiwan remain the most prominent controversial items between the two parties.

The White House added, "The two sides pledged to maintain this strategic communication channel and continue high-level consultation in vital sectors."

The Maltese authorities confirmed that the meeting took place between the American and Chinese delegations.

These aspirations collide with American strictures adopting technological sanctions against Beijing, and the intensification of competition in the technical field and technological industries that began since the era of former President Donald Trump, followed by a tightening noose on Chinese technology by the Democratic administration, so that the countries of Southeast Asia and East Asia are affected by the technical competition between the two countries.



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