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Alaska tirade shows China and the US are further apart than ever

Beijing pushback a sign of its growing confidence abroad

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Yang Jiechi, China's top foreign policy official, addresses the U.S. delegation at the opening session of U.S.-China talks in Anchorage, Alaska, on March 18.   © Reuters

Richard McGregor is a senior fellow at the Lowy Institute.

No diplomat who ever dealt with Yang Jiechi, China's top foreign policy official, would have been surprised by his opening screed at his first face-to-face meeting with his U.S. counterparts in Anchorage.

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