U.S. Says It Isn’t Seeking Anti-China Coalition Ahead of Talks

Bloomberg Quint | Jul 24, 2021 at 9:40 PM
  • U.S. officials said they aren’t seeking to build a broad anti-China coalition despite disagreements on a range of issues ahead of high-level talks in the city of Tianjin on Monday.
  • Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman’s meetings with Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng come after a series of tit-for-tat actions between Washington and Beijing, including a U.S. warning to businesses about investing in Hong Kong and Chinese sanctions against a handful of private American citizens.
  • The U.S. officials also emphasized that they will seek areas of common ground with their Chinese counterparts, including on areas such as climate change.