US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will visit China on July 25-26, the State Department said on Wednesday, as the world’s two largest economies seek to navigate a troubled bilateral relationship, reported Reuters.
Sherman, the State Department’s second-ranked official, will meet with State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and other officials in the city of Tianjin, southeast of Beijing.
Sherman’s visit will come at the end of visits to Japan, South Korea and Mongolia as part of her second trip to Asia in less than two months.
“They have confirmed an in-person meeting with Wang Yi,” said a US official. “We would not have agreed to a visit . . . unless we were convinced we would have opportunities for substantive and constructive talks.”