Yellen will travel to Beijing this week to meet with top Chinese officials

Amid rising tensions, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will travel to China later this week to meet with senior Chinese government officials.

Yellen will attend meetings in Beijing from July 6-9, the Treasury Department announced Sunday evening, following a directive from President Joe Biden to deepen communications with China in the wake of his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping last November.

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