US aims to set agenda at Alaska talks with China: officials

Washington (AFP) – US President Joe Biden’s administration intends to show its firmness against Beijing in its first meeting with Chinese diplomatic leaders in Alaska on Thursday, but does not expect immediate results, US officials said.  Secretary of State Antony Blinken and White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan are set for talks with senior Chinese official Yang Jiechi and Foreign Minister Wang Yi that represent “an initial discussion to understand… our interests, intentions and priorities,” one senior US official told reporters Tuesday.   “Sometimes there is sense, potential…

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