Chinese state councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi puts forward China's position at the start of the high-level talks with the United States in the Alaskan city of Anchorage on March 18, 2021. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese state councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi puts forward China's position at the start of the high-level talks with the United States in the Alaskan city of Anchorage on March 18, 2021. Photo: Xinhua

US-China meeting brings heat to Alaska summit with claims of protocol violation and theatrics

  • Verbal endurance and one-upmanship turns opening statements by top diplomats into an event lasting over an hour
  • Press corps given mixed signals as they are dismissed and called back again for diplomats to make their point

Chinese state councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi puts forward China's position at the start of the high-level talks with the United States in the Alaskan city of Anchorage on March 18, 2021. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese state councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi puts forward China's position at the start of the high-level talks with the United States in the Alaskan city of Anchorage on March 18, 2021. Photo: Xinhua
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