US, China officials to meet as tensions mount over Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden is sending his national security adviser for talks with a senior Chinese official in Rome on Monday.

The meeting comes as concerns grow that China is amplifying Russian disinformation in the Ukraine war.

Last week the White House accused Beijing of spreading false Russian claims that Ukraine was running chemical and biological weapons labs with U.S. support.

The White House says talks between national security adviser Jake Sullivan and senior Chinese foreign policy adviser Yang Jiechi will center on “efforts to manage the competition between our two countries and discuss the impact of Russia’s war against Ukraine on regional and global security."