New Chinese Ambassador Xie Feng has arrived in the United States, the Chinese embassy said. In turn, US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said that the White House hopes to accelerate the de-escalation of relations between Washington and Beijing.
Xie Feng arrived in New York on the evening of May 23rd EST (night of May 24th Moscow time). “Currently, Sino-US relations are facing serious difficulties and challenges. My colleagues and I will go forward, despite the difficulties, we will fulfill our duty to the end and fulfill our mission with honor,” he said. statement on the occasion of their arrival in the USA.
Matthew Miller said at the briefing that the US “looks forward to working together” with the new ambassador and his team. “We remain committed, as we have repeatedly stated, to maintaining channels of communication with the PRC for the responsible management of competition,” he added (quoted from CNN).
Qin Gang was China’s former ambassador to the United States. He served from July 2021 to December 2022. He left the post due to the fact that he was appointed head of the Chinese Foreign Ministry.