President-elect Donald Trump with Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, his pick for ambassador to China, at a rally in Des Moines on December 8. Branstad has known Chinese President Xi Jinping for more than 30 years. Photo: AP

China ties are too valuable for the US to throw away on a whim

Zbigniew Brzezinski explains why Washington needs Beijing to assert itself globally, in a recent interview that also covers alleged Russian meddling in the US election, Trump and Taiwan

Topic |   US-China relations

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President-elect Donald Trump with Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, his pick for ambassador to China, at a rally in Des Moines on December 8. Branstad has known Chinese President Xi Jinping for more than 30 years. Photo: AP
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