a China Said on Saturday, 20, that he agreed with The us Discussing climate change and some other issues, indicating possible progress in recently concluded conversations that were marked by public discussion on issues dividing the world’s two largest economies.
State agency Xinhua said that China and the United States have decided to form a working group on climate change and negotiate “activities of diplomatic and consular missions” (facilitating matters related to journalists from both countries).
Nations had struggled with visas for journalists during the Donald Trump administration, and climate change is seen as an area in which they can cooperate.
Senior officials of the Biden government held their first face-to-face meeting with their Chinese counterparts after taking office in Alaska earlier this year. The conversation began with tense and lengthy speeches about human rights in front of television cameras, before meeting behind closed doors.
The Xinhua report did not provide any details on the Climate Change Working Group, only stating that the two countries are committed to improving communication and cooperation in the region. The agency also said that the two sides also discussed mutual arrangements to adjust travel and visa policies and to vaccinate their diplomats.
Although the story stated that the two countries agreed to talk about the consular mission and journalists, previous disputes were not mentioned. The US ordered the closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston last year and China responded by closing the US consulate in Chengdu city. Chinese journalists in the US and foreigners working for the US media in China are now granted only three-month permits, which increases uncertainty in their work, although permits are usually renewed.