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China’s envoy to US calls for ‘concrete, small steps’ in relations

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China-US ties: ambassador to US calls for ‘concrete, small steps’ in relations but silent on whether Xi will attend Apec

Xie Feng addresses dignitaries at start of National Day programme, says China has ‘no intention’ of displacing other nationsHe says Beijing has shortened US visa application processing and suggests officials from both countries set a timetable to double direct flightsUS-China relationsRobert DelaneyPublished: 12:00pm, 28 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

China’s top envoy to Washington issued a broad call for better bilateral relations, asking for more “concrete, small steps” such as faster visa processing, but stopped short of signalling whether President Xi Jinping would meet his American counterpart Joe Biden at a coming Asia-Pacific leaders summit.Addressing a crowd of dignitaries, academics, government officials and others in the US-China orbit at his embassy on Wednesday – including Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Kritenbrink – ambassador Xie Feng also acknowledged China’s current economic difficulties and said Beijing had “no intention” of displacing other countries.

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US-China relations depend on strong economic ties, says US commerce chief during talks in Beijing

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“While a lot has changed in China-US relations, the fact that we are interdependent has not changed,” Xie said at the start of a National Day programme that included a Julliard School recital. “Our people’s enthusiasm about greater exchanges and cooperation has not changed.

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