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Easing tensions, US, China to hold top-level security talks

WASHINGTON: The United States and China will hold top-level security talks on Friday, the State Department announced, in a sign of easing tensions after months of escalation over trade and regional disputes. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will host their Chinese counterparts in Washington for the second US-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue, following a meeting in June 2017. The announcement of talks with senior Communist Party foreign affairs official Yang Jiechi and General Wei…