WASHINGTON, October 1 – Novosti. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, in his congratulations to China on the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the PRC, welcomed the ongoing cooperation between Beijing and Washington on common issues, the head of the State Department said in a released statement.
“As the United States works with the international community to address the great challenges facing the world today, we welcome cooperation with the People’s Republic of China to address global health, climate change, drug control, and other issues where our interests overlap.” “Blinken said.
He also expressed hope that next year will be “peaceful and happy” for Chinese citizens.
Relations between Washington and Beijing deteriorated after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan in early August. China, which considers the island one of its provinces, condemned the visit, seeing the move as US support for Taiwanese separatism, and held large-scale military exercises.
US President Joe Biden said that Washington does not encourage Taiwan to gain independence from China, but will advocate for the defense of the island from Beijing “if there is an unprecedented attack.” At the same time, the White House later noted that the US policy towards Taiwan had not changed.