Jan 28, 2023 05:22 PM

U.S. Seeks ‘Guardrails’ in China Talks to Avoid Conflict, State Department Says

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What’s new: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will discuss competition and cooperation between China and the U.S. including management of nuclear weapon stockpiles and climate change during his trip to Beijing early next month, according to a department spokesman.

Following the summit between President Xi Jinping and President Joe Biden in Bali last year, Blinken will seek to “discuss those areas that have the potential to be conflictual, where we hope to establish those guardrails to see to it that competition doesn’t veer into conflict,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said during a press conference Wednesday.

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