U.S.-China meeting off to a tense start as Beijing official says relations are in a ‘stalemate’

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BEIJING — Another high-level meeting between U.S. and Chinese officials — this time in the Chinese city of Tianjin, just outside of Beijing — began with criticism. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng said during talks Monday with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman that the two countries’ relationship “is now in a stalemate and faces serious difficulties,” according to an English-language press release from China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Fundamentally, it is because some Americans portray China as an ‘imagined enemy,'” the release said, adding, “We urge the United States to change its highly misguided mindset and dangerous...