The US condemned human rights violations in China in a meeting with XI Jinping's envoy to the G20.

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source: reuters.com

Joe Biden's Secretary of State met with the Chinese Foreign Minister and conveyed the concerns of the White House. 

Anthony Blinken said his actions were against American interests and values.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Rome on Sunday.

He expressed his concerns for human rights in moments of tension between the two powers, reported to the White House.

Blinken opposes China's actions, which go "against" US interests and values, including human rights, Xinjiang, Tibet, Hong Kong, the East and South China Sea, and Taiwan. The spokesman said in a statement. For the State Department, Ned Price.

The Foreign Minister also highlighted areas in which, he said, the two powers share common interests, such as North Korea, Burma, Iran, Afghanistan, and the climate crisis.

In addition, Blinken "has highlighted the importance of keeping the lines of communication open to responsibly manage competition between the United States and the People's Republic of China."

The meeting took place in the Italian capital, where the two diplomats are attending the G20 summit.

This was the second meeting between Blinken and Wang since the stormy meeting in Alaska in March. The Chinese delegation reprimanded the American in front of the television cameras.

Tensions are high between the world's two largest economies on many fronts, including trade, human rights, Taiwan, and the covid-19 pandemic.

That is why, Secretary Blinken stressed the importance of keeping lines of communication open in order to responsibly manage competition between the United States and the People's Republic of China, "the statement said.

Earlier this week, Washington ordered China Telecom to shut down its services within 60 days, ending nearly two decades of operations in the country and increasing tensions between the two countries. Is.

US President Joe Biden has pursued a hard-line trade policy against Beijing, in line with his predecessor, Donald Trump, whose approach caused tensions to escalate.

Taiwan is one issue that generates the most conflict in the bilateral relations between the two powers. The island denounces with the support of Washington the constant overflights of Chinese military planes in Taiwanese airspace. Beijing considers Taiwan as part of its territory even though it has been 'de facto' independent since the Chinese civil war in 1959.

China claims that the autonomous island, an ally of the United States, is it's own and promises that it will take it back one day, by force if necessary. 

And earlier this month, Washington confirmed that a small number of US troops were on the island to help with the training effort.

On Tuesday, Blinken called on Taiwan to allow more significant involvement in UN agencies. However, Beijing insisted it had no place at the global diplomatic level.

Biden also reprimanded Beijing for its threats against Taiwan. This month, he said the United States was ready to defend the island from Chinese aggression. However, amid warnings from Beijing, the White House immediately dismissed the comments and continued its strategy of ambiguity as to whether China would intervene militarily if it attacked.