US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expected to make his first trip to China next month. Photo: Bloomberg
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expected to make his first trip to China next month. Photo: Bloomberg

China signals desire to work with US on trade and climate change but remains defiant on defence

  • Officials discuss business and global warming ahead of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s China trip, marking thaw after talks suspended in summer
  • However, security is still a sticking point as Beijing reportedly refuses South China Sea talks and Washington strengthens Tokyo ties

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expected to make his first trip to China next month. Photo: Bloomberg
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expected to make his first trip to China next month. Photo: Bloomberg
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