Antony Blinken will meet with Xi Jinping in the first visit to China by a member of the Biden Government

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The official will thus become the first US secretary of state to meet the Chinese president in almost six years

Antony Blinken will meet with Xi Jinping on the first visit to China of a member of the Biden Government

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a news conference at the Waldorf Astoria in Jerusalem January 31, 2023. Ronaldo Schemidt/Pool via REUTERS

China's President, Xi Jinping will meet next week with the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, during the latter's visit to the Asian giant to strengthen relations with the country, according to reported the Financial Times newspaper.

Blinken will thus become the first US Secretary of State to meet the Chinese president in almost six years and the first member of the President's Cabinet, Joe Biden, to visit China.

Sources close to the matter revealed that the visit comes after Xi and Biden agreed during a meeting in Bali on the need to find a way to stabilize the relationship between the two countries.

Now , the visit of Blinken, who will also meet with his Chinese counterpart, Qin Gang, represents a step forward in the commitment of the United States and China to improve their relationship, which has suffered a series of bumps as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the trade crisis.

Also US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is scheduled to visit China later this year.

Antony Blinken will meet with Xi Jinping in the first visit to China by a member of the Biden Government

Xi Jinping, president from China. (Photo by Toby Melville – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

On Taiwan, one of the most sensitive issues in relation to Washington and Beijing, last week it was learned that the main political strategist of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and spy chief for the Chinese regime, Wang Huning, was hired by Xi Jinping to draw up a new unification policy for Taiwan, according to a party source quoted by a Japanese media outlet.

According to an analysis published by Nikkei Asia , citing a CCP source, with Wang's background in political theory, it is believed that Xi could announce a new Taiwan policy in the coming months. The measure would mark the end of the era of “one country, two systems” advocated by Beijing.

According to Nikkei Asia, the actions of the Communist Party in Hong Kong and the reaction of Taiwanese citizens turned the idea of ​​“one country, two systems” into an untenable political proposal. Now Xi and Wang must work together to strengthen relations between the two sides.

Wang Huning, despite not being well known outside of China, is widely regarded as the espionage chief and chief propagandist for the CCP. He has been China's leading ideological theorist for three decades, and is now member No. 4 of the seven-member Standing Committee, China's most powerful body. He advised the previous leaders of China, Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao , and now advises Xi Jinping , authoring many of the policies of the. In China he is called “guoshi” (国师: literally, “teacher of the nation”).

With information from Europa Press< /i>

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