The talks in Alaska began with a public spat. Photo: Pool/ AP The talks in Alaska began with a public spat. Photo: Pool/ AP
The talks in Alaska began with a public spat. Photo: Pool/ AP

US-China talks: Alaska clashes may be a sign of Beijing’s low short-term expectations

  • The two sides have agreed to work together to fight climate change, but the prospect of Xi Jinping and Joe Biden meeting face-to-face appears remote for now
  • The US is pushing for concessions over Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Taiwan – but Beijing insists it will not back down on these issues

Topic |   US-China relations
The talks in Alaska began with a public spat. Photo: Pool/ AP The talks in Alaska began with a public spat. Photo: Pool/ AP
The talks in Alaska began with a public spat. Photo: Pool/ AP
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