On December 2 in Washington, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman and European External Action Service Secretary General Stefano Sannino held a second high-level meeting of the EU-U.S. Dialogue on China.
According to a joint statement, the two officials said that China’s “problematic and unilateral actions” in the Taiwan Strait, as well as the East and South China Seas, are a threat to the peace and security of the region.
At the same time, China’s action also directly affects the security and prosperity of the U.S. and EU.
Sherman and Sannino jointly discussed the Chinese communist regime’s human rights violations in Tibet, Xinjiang, and Hong Kong.
The two also said that the U.S. and EU are willing to work together to combat misinformation spread by the regime.
They said expanding and strengthening supply chains, as well as addressing economic pressures, are issues that need to be handled.
The two officials added that the protection of intellectual property rights, critical infrastructure, and other secret technologies should also be considered.
Two senior U.S. and EU diplomats have also agreed to continue high-level meetings until the second half of 2023.