Yang Jiechi (centre) and Wang Yi (left) led the Chinese delegation in Anchorage, Alaska. Photo: AFP
Yang Jiechi (centre) and Wang Yi (left) led the Chinese delegation in Anchorage, Alaska. Photo: AFP

Alaska summit: China and US far apart on hot-button issues but agree to set up climate change group as talks end

  • China’s top diplomat calls the discussions at the Alaska summit ‘direct, frank and constructive’ but also vows to ‘safeguard our national sovereignty’
  • Topics meeting with resistance were Xinjiang, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Tibet and China’s actions in cyberspace, according to US secretary of state

Yang Jiechi (centre) and Wang Yi (left) led the Chinese delegation in Anchorage, Alaska. Photo: AFP
Yang Jiechi (centre) and Wang Yi (left) led the Chinese delegation in Anchorage, Alaska. Photo: AFP
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