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Xinhua Commentary: Senior U.S. officials visit China to “mend” Sino-US ties?

On March 1, 2010, Xinhua commented that two high U.S. officials’ visited Beijing in the hope of mending ties with China, because of the U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, the “Google Incident” and Obama’s meeting with the Dalai Lama. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg and National Security Council Senior Director for Asian Affairs Jeffrey Bader were in Beijing from March 2 to 4. “In terms of Sino-U.S. relations, China’s position has been consistent and clear. China will never barter away China’s core interests … The U.S. must understand that China can’t remain silent when China’s interests are harmed.”

Source: Xinhua, March 1, 2010