US, China diplomatic talks confrontational, as accusations fly


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A top Chinese diplomat accused the United States of creating an “imaginary enemy” during another tense meeting between representatives from Beijing and the Biden administration . Bilateral talks in Alaska in March were similarly confrontational. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng during talks with Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said the relationship between China and the U.S. is “in a stalemate and faces serious difficulties.” Sherman, according the U.S. Department of State, raised concerns about “anti-democratic crackdown in Hong Kong; the ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang; abuses in Tibet; and the curtailing of media access and...