The White House “
is currently actively discussing
” with Beijing a possible visit by two ministers to conduct an economic dialogue with China, a spokesperson announced on Monday March 20.
John Kirby, spokesman for the National Security Council, said Finance Minister Janet Yellen and Commerce Minister Gina Raimondo hoped to visit China to "
discuss economic matters
This visit has been postponed not cancelled.
John Kirby, spokesman for the US Department of Defense
The head of the American diplomacy Antony Blinken had canceled at the last minute in February a trip to China after the discovery of a Chinese balloon flying over American territory, and carrying out, according to Washington, espionage operations.
This visit has been postponed
, not cancelled,” John Kirby assured Monday, “
we still want (him) to go to Beijing.
Tensions between China and the United States have escalated further since the balloon affair, and Washington is currently following President Xi Jinping's visit to Russia very closely.
US President Joe Biden had recently indicated that he would meet with his Chinese counterpart, but no call is scheduled at this time, the spokesman said Monday.