CNBC: Biden administration will hold its first high-level meeting with Chinese officials in Alaska next week
* Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan will meet in Anchorage, Alaska on March 18 with China’s Yang Jiechi and Wang Yi. * Over the past four years, the Trump administration blamed China for a wide range of grievances, including intellectual property theft, unfair trade practices and recently, the coronavirus pandemic. * Biden previously said that his approach to China would be different from his predecessor’s in that he would work more closely with allies in order to mount pushback against Beijing.
WASHINGTON – For the first time since President Joe Biden took office, senior U.S. officials will hold high-level, in-person talks with Chinese representatives next week in Alaska.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken and national security advisor Jake Sullivan will meet in Anchorage, Alaska, on March 18 with the People’s Republic of China’s Yang Jiechi, a member of the Communist Party’s top decision-making body, and Wang Yi, the foreign minister.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday that it was important for the administration to have the first meeting on U.S. soil. She added that Blinken and Sullivan are entering the talks clear-eyed and are prepared to discuss a range of issues with the Chinese.
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WNU Editor: I feel the same way …. Biden’s Talks with China Won’t End Well (Jimmy Quinn, National Review).
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