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China on Monday described the first face-to-face meeting with the U.S. as “useful” and called for more discussions after an tense start to the talks last week in Alaska.
“It was a timely and useful dialogue that enhanced mutual understanding,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters at a regular briefing in Beijing. “Both hope to continue this kind of high level strategic communication,” she added.
The talks in Alaska started off with an unusually testy exchange, with both sides accusing the other of breaching diplomatic protocol during opening statements.
After U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken mentioned a host of human rights issues that Washington was troubled by, Politburo member Yang Jiechi accused his hosts of running a flawed democracy and said the U.S. “isn’t qualified to speak to China from a position of strength.”
Hua said Monday the U.S. “should not underestimate China’s determination” to defend its interests when it comes to territorial disputes and sovereignty issues.
Still, she said, the two sides reached a consensus to form a working group on climate change, while also planning more discussions and coordination on issues such as journalist visas, trade, cyber security, North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan and Myanmar.
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Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.
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Beijing, China’s sprawling capital, has history stretching back 3 millennia. Yet it’s known as much for modern architecture as its ancient sites such as the grand Forbidden City complex, the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
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Climate change includes both the global warming driven by human emissions of greenhouse gases, and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns.
Iran, also called Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia. Its central location in Eurasia and proximity to the Strait of Hormuz give it significant geostrategic importance. Tehran is the capital and largest city.
Iran is home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BC. The Iranian Revolution established the current Islamic Republic in 1979.
Iran’s political system combines elements of a presidential democracy and an Islamic theocracy. Iran is a founding member of the UN, ECO, OIC, and OPEC. It is a major regional and middle power and has large reserves of fossil fuels — including the world’s largest natural gas supply and the third largest proven oil reserves.
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Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country’s largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.