Blinken to Speak With Chinese Foreign Minister After Biden Comments

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is scheduled to meet with China’s foreign minister on Friday during the 77th U.N. General Assembly, the State Department confirmed.

”As part of our ongoing efforts to maintain open lines of communication and manage competition responsibly, the Secretary will discuss a range of bilateral and global issues with” Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

The talks will occur in the backdrop of comments made by President Joe Biden this past weekend on CBS’ ”60 Minutes,” in which he pledged U.S. support of the defense of Taiwan in the event of a potential invasion.

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