Escalating tensions between the US and China are evident, say American scholars who have just returned from Beijing. Photo: AP

Chinese official picks up ‘clash of civilisations’ theme in lecture to visiting US scholars

  • Analysts from a Washington think tank say their recent reception in Beijing had a marked chill, reflecting the countries’ deteriorating relationship
  • ‘Some of it was a bit extreme,’ the group’s president said of comments by their host, a Politburo member
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Escalating tensions between the US and China are evident, say American scholars who have just returned from Beijing. Photo: AP
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