The CIA chief made a secret visit to Beijing last month to hold talks with his counterparts there. It is the first trip by an American official to China after the downing of the Chinese spy balloon, france24.com reports.
It is the first trip by a US official to China since the downing of the Chinese spy balloon.
William Burns reportedly told Chinese intelligence chiefs that it was important to keep the lines of communication open. Relations between China and the United States soured after the balloon incident.
A visit by Antony Blinken to Beijing was cancelled, but recently the two countries have started to get closer again.
The Pentagon chief and China’s defense minister met briefly in Singapore on Friday, and Joe Biden revealed during his latest visit to Japan that relations between the United States and China will thaw quickly and soon.
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