Bolstered by allies, Biden officials take blunt message to first China talks

By Michael Martina, Yew Lun Tian and Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States will take an uncompromising stance in talks with China on Thursday in Alaska, officials have said, in the first face-to-face meetings between senior officials from the two rivals since U.S. President Joe Biden took office. Beijing has called for a reset to ties, now at their lowest in decades, but Washington has said the Alaska talks will be a one-off, and any future engagement depends on China improving its behaviour. “We look forward to the opportunity to lay out in very clear terms to our Chi…

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