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High-Level US, China Talks Raise Prospects for Biden-Xi Call

  • Jake Sullivan, Yang Jiechi said to have spoken for 4.5 hours
  • Previous discussions between pair have led to leaders’ meeting
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Jake SullivanPhotographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg
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Top US and China officials discussed Taiwan, Ukraine and other security issues in Luxembourg, in the latest sign that leaders of the world’s two largest economies are trying to keep high-level communications open despite simmering tensions.

The meeting between National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, on Monday “included candid, substantive, and productive discussion of a number of regional and global security issues, as well as key issues in U.S.-China relations,” according to a White House statement that didn’t elaborate. The meeting lasted for four and a half hours, according to a senior administration official who briefed reporters afterward.