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U.S., China dispute at high-level talks in Alaska

Source : 112 Ukraine

The talks were held between Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on the U.S. side and China's most senior foreign policy official, Yang Jiechi, and foreign minister Wang Yi
15:43, 19 March 2021

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Another disagreement occurred between Chinese and U.S. officials during the talks in Alaska as BBC reported.

The talks were held between Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on the U.S. side and China's most senior foreign policy official, Yang Jiechi, and foreign minister Wang Yi.

According to the Chinese side, America incites other countries ‘to attack China’, while the U.S. responded that China had ‘arrived intent on grandstanding’. The relations between two countries are strained for years; particularly, the U.S. raises concerns over Beijing's treatment of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang.

Before the talks in private, Blinken said the next: “The U.S. would discuss our deep concerns with actions by China, including in Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Taiwan, cyber attacks on the United States, economic coercion of our allies. Each of these actions threaten the rules-based order that maintains global stability”.

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Yang Jiechi immediately responded, accusing Washington of use its military might and financial supremacy to suppress other countries.

"It abuses so-called notions of national security to obstruct normal trade exchanges, and incite some countries to attack China," Yang added.

It is specified that it was the first U.S.-China meeting at the high-level since June, when Donald Trump was the U.S. president.

Earlier, Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated that the United States is ready to step up its support for Ukraine in various areas.

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