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The US and China are talking again, but what happens next?

By Emma Graham-Harrison

09 Jul 2023 · 3 min read

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  1. U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's recent visit to Beijing marked a significant step towards re-establishing diplomatic ties between the U.S. and China.

When Janet Yellen left Beijing on Sunday after four days of talks, the US treasury secretary in effect admitted that the delegation achieved its main objective simply by sitting down with top Chinese officials.

After years of dangerous and deepening separation between the people running the world’s two biggest economies, they were finally back in a room together.

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