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China to ask Biden administration to lift Trump policies: report

China to ask Biden administration to lift Trump policies: report
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Officials from Beijing are planning to ask their U.S. counterparts during a face-to-face meeting in Alaska on Thursday to lift former President TrumpDonald TrumpGuardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa wins GOP primary in NYC mayor's race Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump Schumer vows next steps after 'ridiculous,' 'awful' GOP election bill filibuster MORE’s policies and sanctions that targeted Chinese companies and individuals, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Unidentified sources told the Journal that talks will include restrictions on Chinese companies Huawei and Semiconductor Manufacturing International, curtailed visas for party officials in China, restrictions on Chinese students and journalists and the closure of a Chinese Consulate in Houston. 

Chinese officials also reportedly want President BidenJoe BidenBaltimore police chief calls for more 'boots on the ground' to handle crime wave Biden to deliver remarks at Sen. John Warner's funeral Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump MORE to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in April during the virtual global conference that tackles climate change issues.

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The meeting on Thursday will be between Secretary of State Antony BlinkenAntony BlinkenPutin accuses US of organizing 2014 Ukraine coup China has declared information warfare against America — Biden must respond vigorously Envoy says US in talks to remove foreign forces in Libya ahead of elections MORE; Jake SullivanJake SullivanChina has declared information warfare against America — Biden must respond vigorously Sister of North Korean leader dismisses prospects for talks with US The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden support, gas tax questions remain on infrastructure MORE, Biden’s national security adviser; Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi.

Biden officials, meanwhile, are expected to focus on Chinese policies such as actions in the South China Sea and human rights issues. 

Biden officials described the meeting as a “one-off” meeting during which they will also try to discuss issues of agreement such as climate change. 

The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment.

Just before the meeting, Blinken announced late Tuesday that the U.S. was sanctioning 24 Chinese and Hong Kong officials over an overhaul of election laws in Hong Kong, accusing Beijing of an effort to “unilaterally undermine" its electoral system.

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“The relationship with China is a very complex one: It has adversarial aspects; it has competitive aspects; it has cooperative aspects. But the common denominator in dealing with each of those is to make sure we’re approaching China from a position of strength, and that strength starts with our alliance, with our solidarity, because it’s really a unique asset that we have and China doesn’t – the alliance, the cooperation among like-minded countries,” Blinken told Japanese broadcasting network Nippon TV earlier during his overseas trip.

“And when we’re working together, when we’re acting together, when we’re making clear our concerns together, that carries a much heavier weight than any one of our countries acting alone,” Blinken said.

--Updated at 7:55 a.m.