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International relations

China avoids repeat of Alaska clash with US at G-20

Blinken and Wang skip one-on-one while Beijing courts Russia

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, second from left, sparred with top U.S. officials at a March meeting in Alaska.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON/BEIJING -- The top U.S. diplomat and the Chinese foreign minister will not meet one on one alongside the Group of 20 meeting in Italy, a decision that marks a stark contrast to the Sino-Russia relationship that Beijing highlighted Monday.

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