Marshall Billingslea (left), US Special Presidential Envoy for Arms Control, arrives for the USA-Russia meeting at the Palais Niederoestereich in Vienna on Monday. Photo: AFPMarshall Billingslea (left), US Special Presidential Envoy for Arms Control, arrives for the USA-Russia meeting at the Palais Niederoestereich in Vienna on Monday. Photo: AFP
Marshall Billingslea (left), US Special Presidential Envoy for Arms Control, arrives for the USA-Russia meeting at the Palais Niederoestereich in Vienna on Monday. Photo: AFP

China flag row mars US-Russia nuclear arms talks in Vienna

  • American envoy Marshall Billingslea posts photo of empty negotiating table to needle Beijing over ‘no-show’, prompting sharp response from Chinese official
  • Experts say US insistence on involving China in talks is attempt to justify possible abandoning of New Start treaty
Topic |   US-China relations
Marshall Billingslea (left), US Special Presidential Envoy for Arms Control, arrives for the USA-Russia meeting at the Palais Niederoestereich in Vienna on Monday. Photo: AFPMarshall Billingslea (left), US Special Presidential Envoy for Arms Control, arrives for the USA-Russia meeting at the Palais Niederoestereich in Vienna on Monday. Photo: AFP
Marshall Billingslea (left), US Special Presidential Envoy for Arms Control, arrives for the USA-Russia meeting at the Palais Niederoestereich in Vienna on Monday. Photo: AFP
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