China, US draw lines in the sand at top-level meeting but agree to keep talking



In rare high-level talks on Monday, Chinese and American officials laid out each of their grievances in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin but agreed on the need to keep talking.US deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman’s much-anticipated visit to China for talks with Foreign Minister Wang Yi and vice-foreign minister Xie Feng ended with both sides sticking to their hardline positions on the divisive issues of Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Taiwan as well as the South and East China seas.For the first…