Here’s who Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is going to meet in China

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US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen waits with others to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping at San Francisco International Airport, ahead of Xi’s meeting with US President Joe Biden, November 14, 2023 Has been.

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BEIJING – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen was due to arrive in China on Thursday ahead of a full four-day meeting with Chinese officials.

It is his second visit to the country since the summer, as the US and China seek to step up high-level communications amid strained ties. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is also scheduled to visit China again later this year.

Yellen told reporters before her arrival, “I think our expectation is that we will continue to have sustained and intensive dialogue, at senior levels, and increasingly at all levels. We have gone for too long with too little communication.” , and misunderstandings developed.” China.

According to one, his trip will cover the southern city of Guangzhou – the capital of China’s export-heavy province Guangdong – and the national capital Beijing. Press release,

Here is the full schedule of their meetings:

  • Friday, April 5 – Meet with Vice Premier He Lifeng, Guangdong Governor Wang Weizhong, economic experts and business representatives from AmCham China
  • Saturday, April 6 – Continue meetings with Vice Premier He Lifeng
  • Sunday, April 7 – Meet with Prime Minister Li Qiang, Finance Minister Lan Foan, Beijing Mayor Yin Yong, leading Chinese economists, and Peking University students and professors
  • Monday, April 8 – Former Vice Premier Liu He meets Pan Gongsheng, Governor of the People’s Bank of China

What will they talk about?

According to Wind Information, Guangdong is by far China’s top province by value of exports.

The province exported about 5.4 trillion yuan ($750 billion) in manufactured products last year, including two-thirds of equipment, according to Tu Gaokun, director of Guangdong’s Department of Industry and Information Technology.

He told reporters last week that the province is “committed” to improving productivity, and noted it aims to build out sectors such as new energy storage, bio-manufacturing and commercial aviation.

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