No easy fixes as US, China diplomats meet in Alaska

Anchorage (AFP) – US and Chinese diplomats will meet Thursday in Alaska for their first face-to-face talks since President Joe Biden took office, with the world’s top two powers set to discuss a laundry list of issues on which they diverge broadly. Tensions between Washington and Beijing remain high after relations were pitched into turmoil during Donald Trump’s presidency, which saw a damaging trade war and spats over everything from defense to tech and rights in Hong Kong. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan are set for talks with seni…

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