The Irish Times view on US-China relations: managing to get along


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China's President Xi Jinping with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken prior to their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday. Photograph: Leah Millis/ Pool / AFP via Getty Images There is no expectation on either side that the meetings between US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese leader Xi Jinping will lead to any major advance in relations between Beijing and Washington. But the resumption of postponed face-to-face discussions should help put a stop to what senior China diplomat Wang Yi characterised as a “downward spiral” that has alarmed capitals around the world....