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Biden to Host Stand-Alone Summit with Japan and South Korea, a First

By By Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Ellen Nakashima | The Washington Post

President Biden will host his Japanese and South Korean counterparts at Camp David in Maryland on Friday, the first time the three nations’ leaders will hold a stand-alone meeting to discuss trilateral issues.

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Yellen Says U.S. Doesn’t Seek ‘Winner Take All’ Fight With China

By Brian Spegele | The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen pledged to Chinese Premier Li Qiang that the U.S. doesn’t seek economic estrangement from China, as she sought to curb a steep slide in relations between the world’s two biggest economies during a closely watched visit to Beijing. 

Yellen Faces a Diplomatic Test in Her High-Stakes Visit to China

By Allen Rappeport | The New York Times

At her confirmation hearing in early 2021, Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen struck a tough tone on China, describing it as America’s most important strategic competitor and pledging to confront its “abusive, unfair and illegal practices” that she said were harming businesses and workers in the United States.

In Hosting Modi, Biden Pushes Democracy Concerns to the Background

By Peter Baker and Mujib Mashal | The New York Times

In granting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a coveted state visit, complete with a star-studded gala dinner, U.S. President Joe Biden will shower attention on a leader presiding over democratic backsliding in the world’s most populous nation.

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