Yang Jiechi , Member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, held a dialogue at request with Mike Pompeo , Secretary of State of the United States (US) in Hawaii June 16-17.

Both sides had in-depth exchanges of views on China-US relations and international and regional issues of common concern. Both sides fully expounded respective stances and deemed the dialogue to be constructive. The two sides agreed to take actions to earnestly implement the consensus reached by the two heads of state and continue to maintain contact and communication.

Yang expounded China's basic attitude towards developing China-US relations and its positions on important and sensitive issues concerning Taiwan, Hong Kong and Xinjiang.

  • China and the United States benefit from cooperation and suffer from confrontation. Cooperation is the only correct choice for both sides. China is committed to working with the United States to develop a relationship featuring non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, while firmly safeguarding its sovereignty, security and development interests. It is hoped that the US side will work with China to earnestly implement the important consensus reached by the two heads of state and bring bilateral relations back to the track of coordination, cooperation and stability.

  • There is only one China in the world and Taiwan is an inalienable part of China. The One-China principle is the political foundation of China-US relations. China is resolutely determined to safeguard its core interests. China demands the US side to earnestly abide by the One-China principle and the three joint communiqués and prudently and properly handle Taiwan-related issues.

  • Hong Kong affairs including the establishment of a legal system and enforcement mechanisms to uphold national security in Hong Kong are purely China's internal affairs. China is resolutely determined in advancing the national security legislation. We firmly oppose US interference in Hong Kong affairs and the G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on Hong Kong. China urges the US side to respect China's sovereignty, view the legislation objectively and fairly, and stop meddling in Hong Kong's internal affairs in any form.

  • Thanks to the counter-terrorism and de-radicalization measures taken by the Chinese government in accordance with law, the security situation in Xinjiang has been turned around and the rights to life, health and development of all ethnic groups there have been effectively safeguarded. China strongly deplores the US signing into law of the "Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020". We urge the US side to respect China's counter-terrorism and de-radicalization efforts, stop applying double standards on counter-terrorism issues, and stop using Xinjiang-related issues as a pretext to interfere in China's internal affairs.