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Meeting Between China and United States Play a Key Role in Steering Bilateral Relations

INTERNATIONAL: President Xi Jinping will meet with U.S. President Joe Biden via video link on 16 November. This information was shared by Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi after having a phone conversation with the U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on Saturday at the later’s request. The chinese diplomat says that the meeting is of great significance not just for China-U.S. relations, but also for international relations.

It is expected by the international community that the meeting will provide outcomes beneficial to both countries and the world, and the position of leadership of the two heads of state will play a key role in steering bilateral relations.

The two sides, the chinese diplomat has suggested, should work in the same direction and make every preparation to ensure a smooth and successful meeting and bring bilateral relations back onto the track of sound and steady development. Blinken, for his part, said that the world is following closely the virtual meeting between the U.S. and Chinese heads of state.

Both sides have made full preparation and are making progress, the secretary of state says, adding that the U.S. side looks forward to sharing views on bilateral ties with the Chinese side during the meeting in the spirit of mutual respect and jointly send a strong message to the world. In response to the U.S. side's recent wrong words and deeds on the Taiwan question, Wang further elaborated on China's solemn position.

Both history and reality have fully proven that "Taiwan independence" is the biggest threat to peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, and any connivance of and support for the "Taiwan independence" forces undermines peace across the Taiwan Strait and would only boomerang in the end, the Chinese foreign minister has stressed.

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