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US-China tensions

China marks 120-year comeback with fireworks in Alaska

Focus of confrontation with Washington shifts from economy to national visions

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a meeting with Russia's Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office in Beijing.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON/BEIJING -- Footage of China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi lashing out at U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Anchorage, Alaska, was played repeatedly by China's state-backed media at home.

"China has Chinese-style democracy," Yang said, not mincing words in his first encounter with the U.S. President Joe Biden's team.

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