U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen fulfills Chinese Premier Li Qiang

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Chinese Premier Li Qiang (R) shakes hands with United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen throughout a conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 7, 2023.

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BEIJING– U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen protected American actions to safeguard its nationwide security in ready remarks for a conference with Chinese Premier Li Qiang.

“The United States will, in certain circumstances, need to pursue targeted actions to protect its national security,” Yellen stated Friday in ready remarks.

“And we may disagree in these instances,” she stated.

Among numerous procedures, the U.S. in October revealed sweeping export controls that limit the capability of Chinese services to establish innovative semiconductors.

This week, China’s Ministry of Commerce stated that beginningAug 1, services in China wishing to export 2 metals utilized in the production of chips would require to obtain licenses. The ministry stated Thursday the procedures were not targeted at a particular nation, which it had actually informed the U.S. and Europe ahead of the general public statement.

“We should not allow any disagreement to lead to misunderstandings that unnecessarily worsen our bilateral economic and financial relationship,” Yellen stated in her ready remarks.

She stated there are “important global challenges” where the U.S. and China require to “cooperate and show leadership.”

Yellen was set to meet China’s premier on Friday, the 2nd day of her four-day journey to China.

Earlier in the day, she met previous Vice Premier Liu He and previous People’s Bank of China Governor YiGang A Treasury authorities stated the conference lasted for one hour and 15 minutes, longer than arranged.

“They discussed the global economic outlook as well as the respective economic outlooks for the United States and China,” the authorities stated.

Her journey follows U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s high-stakes Beijing check out last month, and comes as China’s financial development has actually slowed.

Li on Thursday met economists to talk about development patterns and tips for financial work, state media stated. Li stated the intricate international political and financial scenario has actually considerably impacted China’s advancement, according to the report.