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U.S., China Leave Room to Talk After Contentious Meetings

  • Diplomats from the two countries detail their many grievances
  • Talks are first since acrimonious Alaska discussions in March
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WATCH: The U.S.-China bilateral relationship is in a “stalemate” as high-level talks take place.Source: Quicktake
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The U.S. and China left open the possibility of a summit between their presidents, despite a contentious day of talks in which Beijing outlined a series of demands that Americans showed little willingness to meet.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi reiterated requirements from Beijing in Monday’s talks in Tianjin with Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, namely that the U.S. stop criticizing China’s political system, drop all sanctions and tariffs, and stay out of Hong Kong, Taiwan and Xinjiang affairs.