The United States is able to move forward with its relationship with China following President Joe Biden's meeting with China's Xi Jinping last year, but that requires Beijing to make its own intentions clear, Washington's top diplomat said on Tuesday.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made the comment at a news conference at the conclusion of the Group of Seven (G7) meeting of rich democracies in Karuizawa, Japan.

Biden met Xi in Indonesia in November for a three-hour meeting aimed at preventing strained ties between the two nations from spilling into a new Cold War. (Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by David Dolan and Kim COghill)