• Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi will be visiting the U.S.

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi will be visiting the U.S. (Photo : Getty Images)

State Councilor Yang Jiechi, a top Chinese diplomat, will be visiting the United States to reconstruct the once broken ties between the two countries.

According to state media, Yang and the U.S. Secretary of State had a phone conversation and agreed that they will be meeting in Washington.

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The purpose of the visit is to try to resume talks regarding trade and the One China policy. These two issues were challenged by U.S. President Donald Trump during his first days in office.

Yang is the first high-ranking official who visited the U.S. during the Trump administration.

The Chinese government was then angered when President Trump said that he will seriously consider the U.S.’s position on the One China policy and that America does not have to stick to it.

Officials from the White House then started diplomatic talks with the Taiwanese president.

Political and economic experts around the world questioned the U.S. foreign policy and said that the two countries should settle issues through dialogue.

According to Nicholas Hope, former director of the Stanford Center for International Development, the two countries should work a constructive U.S.-China relationship.

He said, “The history of the 21st century is going to be determined by whether China and the U.S. develop a cooperative relationship for the good of us all or whether they don’t.”

“They don’t have to become great friends, but they have to recognize and respect each other’s interests and be willing to compromise,” he added.

Adm. Gary Roughead, a Robert and Marion Oster Distinguished Military Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford, agreed.

He said, “Another aspect important to consider is the growth of Chinese military capabilities over the past two decades.”

“In fact, by 2020 they’re projected to have the second largest Navy in the world, and by 2030 they’ll be as big as us,” he stressed.