The Chinese delegation led by Yang Jiechi (centre), director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office, and Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the opening session of US-China talks in Anchorage, Alaska on March 18. Photo: AFP The Chinese delegation led by Yang Jiechi (centre), director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office, and Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the opening session of US-China talks in Anchorage, Alaska on March 18. Photo: AFP
The Chinese delegation led by Yang Jiechi (centre), director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office, and Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the opening session of US-China talks in Anchorage, Alaska on March 18. Photo: AFP

Letters | US and China in Alaska: culture clash helped turn up the heat

  • Deep divergences in how Eastern and Western societies comprehend issues lay behind the sparks that flew at the meeting

Topic |   US-China relations
The Chinese delegation led by Yang Jiechi (centre), director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office, and Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the opening session of US-China talks in Anchorage, Alaska on March 18. Photo: AFP The Chinese delegation led by Yang Jiechi (centre), director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office, and Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the opening session of US-China talks in Anchorage, Alaska on March 18. Photo: AFP
The Chinese delegation led by Yang Jiechi (centre), director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office, and Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the opening session of US-China talks in Anchorage, Alaska on March 18. Photo: AFP
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