China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi has made an unexpected trip to New York for talks with his US counterpart Mike Pompeo, in an apparent attempt to close the growing distance between the two nations, including over protests in Hong Kong.Yang’s trip on Tuesday came with relations between the countries dominated by a wide range of confrontations. The same day, the United States said China had denied requests for two US Navy ships to visit Hong Kong after the countries’ war of words over protests…
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