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Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Minister of Commerce of China Wang Wentao
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January 12, 2024

 

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

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Last night, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo held a call with Minister of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Wang Wentao. Following up on their last meeting in November 2023 during the APEC Leaders Summit in California, Secretary Raimondo and Minister Wang emphasized the importance of leveraging the working group that the U.S. Department of Commerce and the PRC’s Ministry of Commerce established to address commercial issues of concern. In addition, the two discussed plans for an in-person meeting of the working group. Secretary Raimondo also reiterated that national security is not negotiable and emphasized that the United States Government’s “small yard, high fence” approach is not about containing China’s economic development. Rather, it aims to safeguard our national security and values without unduly limiting trade and investment.  

 

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