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American, Chinese diplomats clash publicly at start of first talks under Joe Biden’s presidency – ABC News

When top diplomats from China and the US met, they were meant to have two minutes each to open talks. Instead, both sides took pot shots at each other for over…

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The United States and China have leveled sharp rebukes of each other’s policies in their first high-level, in-person talks of the Biden administration.
Key points:

  • China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi lashed out at the US in a 15 minute speech
  • The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken then responded, with a scheduled four minute opening section blowing out to run for an hour
  • Mr Blinken said he would raise the issue of China’s internment camps in the Xinjiang region

The deeply strained relations of the…

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