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Secretary of State Antony Blinken,  China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, and foreign minister, Wang Yi Secretary of State Antony Blinken, far right, speaks to China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, left, and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, second from left, in Anchorage, Alaska, March 18, 2021 (pool photo by Frederic J. Brown via AP).

There Won’t Be Any ‘Reset’ With China

, Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Editor’s Note: Every Wednesday, WPR contributor Rachel Cheung and Assistant Editor Benjamin Wilhelm curate the week’s top news and expert analysis on China. Subscribers can adjust their newsletter settings to receive China Note by email every week.

Even the most optimistic observers had expected little to come out of last week’s U.S.-China summit in Alaska, where high-level officials from both sides met in person for the first time since President Joe Biden took office. But as the heated on-camera exchange that preceded the private discussions confirmed, not only will this rivalry remain, but relations that were strained under former President Donald Trump may further deteriorate in the years to come. ...

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