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The Exchange - July 15, 2022
Wang Yi Met Blinken | Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met on the sidelines of the G20 foreign ministers’ meeting, with both sides describing the talks as “candid.” While Blinken expressed concern about China’s alliance with Russia at the meeting, Wang urged to bring China-U.S. relations back on track. Experts see the meeting could affect whether President Xi and Biden will meet later this year and believe the two need to lay down some ground rules to ease the current tensions.
China Outlines Framework for Taiwan Policy | In a People's Daily article, China’s top official for cross-strait affairs Liu Jieyi for the first time laid out the pathways to the reunification between Mainland China and Taiwan. Although reiterating that China will try its best to achieve “peaceful reunification,” Liu used more assertive language when describing the Taiwan policy.
U.S. Attends Pacific Islands Forum | U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris attended the Pacific Islands Forum virtually this week and has pledged to triple current U.S. funding in the region to $ 600 million to combat illegal fishing and climate change while increasing security. These remarks come as China is gaining influence in the Pacific region, and the U.S. and Australia have expressed concern over the recent security pact between China and the Solomon Islands.