China News Service, Washington, February 10 (Reporter Zhang Weiran) US Secretary of State Kerry will start his fifth trip to Asia on the 13th, visiting China, South Korea, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates. The US State Department said on the 10th that during the visit to China, Kerry will discuss all the ways of US-China cooperation, while denying the outside world’s statement that Kerry’s non-visiting Japan reflects the tension between the United States and Japan.
Kerry will visit China from the 14th to the 15th. The US side introduced that during his visit to China, Kerry will meet with high-level officials of the Chinese government to convey the United States’ commitment to seeking positive, cooperative and comprehensive US-China relations and welcome the rise of China, which plays an active role, peace and prosperity in global affairs. information.
State Department spokesman Mary · Huff said on the same day that the leaders of the United States and China met in California last year and decided to build a new type of relationship between powers. During Kerry’s visit to China, he will continue to explore all the ways of cooperation between the two countries.
She said that the United States and China are cooperating on the DPRK nuclear issue and the Iranian nuclear issue, but at the same time there are some differences and a sincere dialogue on this, which shows the strength of the partnership between the two countries, “ In the event of disagreement, keep working on other issues & rdquo;.
When Kerry’s visit coincided with regional tensions, Huff said that Kerry would reaffirm the position of the US on the issue of maritime disputes. The US has recently called on all parties to refrain from taking provocative actions while criticizing China’s practice of designating the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone. It also asked China to clarify or adjust its position on the South China Sea.
The Chinese side refuted this and urged the US to adopt a rational and fair attitude and play a constructive role in the peace, stability, prosperity and development of the region, not the other way around.
There is widespread concern that Kerry’s visit will not stay in Japan. Some analysts believe that Kerry’s visit to Japan is a heavy blow to Japanese diplomacy. Especially after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the Yasukuni Shrine, Kerry’s move seems to be intentional “cold”.
Huff said on the same day that the United States has arranged visits for certain reasons. Kerry’s absence of Japan does not mean that tensions between the United States and Japan are strong. Japan is a key ally of the United States. (End)
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