China calls US policy ‘misguided’ in high-level talks

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U.S. and China Tensions (Photo: MGN)

TIANJIN, China (AP) – China has blamed the U.S. for what it called a “stalemate” in bilateral relations as high-level face-to-face talks begin in the Chinese city of Tianjin.

A state media report says China’s vice foreign minister urged the U.S. “to change its highly misguided mindset and dangerous policy.”

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The official Xinhua News Agency quoted Xie Feng as telling U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman that the China-U.S. relationship is in a stalemate because some Americans portray China as an “imagined enemy.”

America’s No. 2 diplomat is discussing the fraught relationship between the countries in separate meetings with Xie and Foreign Minister Wang Yi at a closed-off resort hotel.