China’s foreign policy chief Yang Jiechi. Photo: AFP China’s foreign policy chief Yang Jiechi. Photo: AFP
China’s foreign policy chief Yang Jiechi. Photo: AFP

Alaska summit: what message did public US-China spat send to observers?

  • Observers believe the testy exchanges that opened the meeting in Alaska were aimed at domestic and international audiences
  • US may have been trying to send a signal to its allies by accusing China of ‘coercion and aggression’

Topic |   US-China relations
China’s foreign policy chief Yang Jiechi. Photo: AFP China’s foreign policy chief Yang Jiechi. Photo: AFP
China’s foreign policy chief Yang Jiechi. Photo: AFP
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