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US-China Alaska meeting: Contentious tone at opening of talks may be new normal, experts say

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WASHINGTON - Beijing may have gone into its talks with the United States in Anchorage, Alaska, seeking a reset in their relationship after years of fraught ties and a bruising trade war under the Trump administration.

But the hard line adopted by Biden administration officials in the opening minutes of their meeting quickly made it clear that was not going to happen.

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