China engages Mongolia in flurry of talks in wake of US envoy Wendy Sherman

China has been trying to forge closer ties with Mongolia, holding a series of high-level exchanges between Beijing and Ulaanbaatar in recent weeks as US engagement in the region grows.The latest effort was a foreign ministerial level meeting in Tianjin last Tuesday held at China’s invitation. The meeting came the day after Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met US deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman, who stopped in Mongolia before meeting Wang.Mongolia’s foreign ministry said China promised…