US State Department’s top China policy official to step down -sources


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WASHINGTON, May 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department's top China policy official Rick Waters is set to step down, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, at a time of fraught relations between Washington and Beijing. Waters, deputy assistant secretary of State for China and Taiwan who leads the department's recently created China House policy division, announced his intention to leave his post at a staff meeting on Wednesday, according to the four sources. Waters, intends to remain at the department, one of the sources said. The State Department and Waters did not immediately respond to a Reuters...