Kerry to head to China for talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry gives a press conference during a foreign affairs ministers meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on May 19, 2016Top US diplomat John Kerry will travel to Beijing for talks on a range of issues as part of a trip that will also take him to Mongolia and France, the State Department said Monday. The June 5-7 visit comes at a time of heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing over the Asian giant’s military expansion in the South China Sea. The United States disputes China’s sovereignty in the region and has conducted several “freedom of navigation” operations in which it deliberately sails or flies close to the islands, attracting the ire of Beijing.

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