US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Chinese director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office Yang Jiechi. Photo: US Department of State/dpaUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Chinese director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office Yang Jiechi. Photo: US Department of State/dpa
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Chinese director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office Yang Jiechi. Photo: US Department of State/dpa

US-China talks ‘constructive’, but both sides stick to guns over key disputes such as national security law for Hong Kong

  • Beijing again warns that Hong Kong affairs are a Chinese domestic matter, repeats stance on Taiwan and raises Xinjiang controversy
  • Meeting between Yang Jiechi and Mike Pompeo lasts about seven hours, with analysts saying move reflects willingness to step back from the brink
Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Chinese director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office Yang Jiechi. Photo: US Department of State/dpaUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Chinese director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office Yang Jiechi. Photo: US Department of State/dpa
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Chinese director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office Yang Jiechi. Photo: US Department of State/dpa
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