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The US does not want to change China’s system, Blinken said.

The US does not want to change China’s system, Blinken said.

The US does not seek a new cold war and does not want to change China’s system, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said Monday at a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

“The US is committed to returning to the agenda set by the two leaders (at the 2022 G20 Summit) in Bali. Washington remains committed to the commitments made by President (Joe) Biden, which is that the US does not seek a new Cold War, does not seek change China’s system, do not seek to oppose China by strengthening their allied relations,” Blinken said, quoted by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

Chinese President Xi Jinping received Blinken at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday. Blinken, as part of his visit to China on June 18-19, also met with Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang and Wang Yi, head of the office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee.

Blinken’s current visit is the first trip by a US Secretary of State to China in five years, which comes amid a significant deterioration in relations between Beijing and Washington due to a range of issues, including Taiwan, the downing of a Chinese balloon over the US, and ongoing disagreements in trade and technology. areas.