On December 12th, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian Affairs, Daniel Kritenbrink, and National Security Council Senior Director for China and Taiwan, Laura Rosenberger, held talks with Vice Foreign Minister of communist China Xie Feng in the city of Langfang , near Beijing. State Department spokesman Ned Price said on December 12th that every time the U.S. officials meet with CCP officials, they would always state their stand of supporting One-China policy and Taiwan Relations Act.
Price pointed out these discussions continued the conversation that President Joe Biden had with CCP leader Xi Jinping last month, and prepare for Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to communist China in early 2023. Price said the talks “were candid, they were substantive.” The visiting US officials made clear Washington “would continue to compete vigorously, stand up for US interests and values, defend the rules-based international order and coordinate closely with allies and partners.”
US officials also stressed the importance of bringing back American citizens who were wrongly detained in communist China and banned from leaving the country, and pointed out that this is both Biden’s and Blinken’s priority.