State Department and U.S.-China Relations

Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting With State Councilor of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Yang Jiechi


Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 28, 2017

The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner:

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met today with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and affirmed the importance of a constructive bilateral relationship and of regular high-level engagement between the United States and China. The Secretary and the State Councilor discussed the importance of improving and maintaining a mutually beneficial economic relationship between the two largest economies in the world. They also discussed areas of mutual concern, including North Korea’s nuclear programs. The State Councilor extended an invitation for the Secretary to visit Beijing, and the Secretary thanked the State Councilor and indicated an interest in such a visit in the near future.