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

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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