US National Security adviser Jake Sullivan (right) speaks as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (centre) looks on. Photo: Pool/ AFP US National Security adviser Jake Sullivan (right) speaks as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (centre) looks on. Photo: Pool/ AFP
US National Security adviser Jake Sullivan (right) speaks as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (centre) looks on. Photo: Pool/ AFP

Alaska summit: US and China trade barbs in tense start to talks – but Beijing still hopes for progress

  • The meeting in Anchorage began with a series of testy public exchanges, but the mood reportedly improved once the two sides sat down behind closed doors
  • The sniping between senior officials, including China’s foreign policy chief Yang Jiechi and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken had largely been expected

Topic |   US-China relations
US National Security adviser Jake Sullivan (right) speaks as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (centre) looks on. Photo: Pool/ AFP US National Security adviser Jake Sullivan (right) speaks as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (centre) looks on. Photo: Pool/ AFP
US National Security adviser Jake Sullivan (right) speaks as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (centre) looks on. Photo: Pool/ AFP
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