Tuesday, February 28, 2017

China's Top Diplomat Meets President Trump At The White House

China Daily: Trump holds first meeting with senior Chinese official

The United States attaches great importance to cooperative relations with China, US President Donald Trump said on Monday in his first meeting with a senior Chinese official since his inauguration last month.

In their meeting at the White House, China's top diplomat, State Councilor Yang Jiechi, conveyed greetings from Chinese President Xi Jinping to Trump, who expressed his gratitude, and asked Yang to return his greetings to his Chinese counterpart, according to a press release from China's Foreign Ministry.

Yang, who is in the US on a two-day visit, said the phone call between Xi and Trump earlier this month is of great significance because it charted the course for the next phase in the development of the Sino-US relationship.

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WNU Editor: The meeting lasted only 7 minutes?!?!?! I am also sceptical of this .... Spicer on Trump's 'One China' agreement: 'The president always gets something' (Politico)

More News On China's Top Diplomat Meeting President Trump At The White House

Trump, China's top diplomat, discuss cooperation, possible Xi meeting -- Reuters
Trump meets with senior Chinese official, pledging to enhance high-level exchanges, cooperation -- CCTV
US-China relations: Trump meets senior official Yang Jiechi -- BBC
China's Top Diplomat Meets Trump as North Korea Worries Rise -- Bloomberg
Top China diplomat visiting US to discuss bilateral ties -- Straits Times
Top Chinese official visits White House, offer greetings to Trump -- Yonhap
Trump pledges to improve ties with China in brief White House meeting with senior Beijing official -- International Business Times
High-Ranking Chinese Envoy Visits Trump's Washington: What's on the Agenda? -- The Diplomat

1 comment:

D.Plowman said...

7 minutes seems about right - Isn't there diplomatic protocal that sort of limits/forbids extended meetings with non-equal diplomatic ranks?