US, China open annual dialogue with ‘candid, to-the-point’ talks
By David Brunnstrom
The United States and China held “candid and to-the-point” talks at the start of three days of cabinet-level meetings aimed at managing the highly complex relationship between the world’s two biggest economies, a senior U.S. official said.
The U.S. side, led on Monday by Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, reiterated U.S. concerns about China’s pursuit of territorial claims in the South China Sea, the official said.
U.S. worries about cybersecurity following massive attacks on government computers that U.S. officials have blamed on Chinese hackers would also be addressed “in very direct terms,” the official said. Read more