Pompeo And China Diplomat Meet In Hawaii That Relations Worsen : NPR

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In this month of October 2018 photo of the AMERICAN Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with State Councillor Yang Jiechi, the Chinese diplomat, in Beijing. The two met Wednesday in Hawaii that relations between the UNITED states and China continue to deteriorate.

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In this month of October 2018 photo of the AMERICAN Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with State Councillor Yang Jiechi, the Chinese diplomat, in Beijing. The two met Wednesday in Hawaii that relations between the UNITED states and China continue to deteriorate.

Andy Wong/AP

The secretary of State, Mike Pompeo met the Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi in Hawaii, on Wednesday, in what the state media Chinese said was a constructive exchange of views.

The meeting comes at a time of the rapid deterioration in relations between Washington and Beijing on a range of issues, including human rights, Hong Kong and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Neither the UNITED states nor China has publicly announced the meeting in advance and it was not immediately which side had proposed, stressing the tension and mistrust that now affects the links between the world. 1 and no. 2 economies.

Pompeo has been an outspoken critic of China, of the Communist Party and its policies, and Beijing, for its part, has chosen him for the contempt, calling it irresponsible and a liar.

State department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus stated in a brief, three-sentence Pompeo emphasized the need for transparency and the exchange of information to combat the pandemic and prevent future outbreaks.

The Advantage of the administration has repeatedly blamed China for sparking the global coronavirus pandemic not to be open about the outbreak of the first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December, and not acting quickly enough to stop it.

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