US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had contentious talks with Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a visit to Beijing earlier in October, a marked contrast from his friendlier discussions with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, even after allegations that Riyadh planned the killing of a journalist at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Photo: AP
David Dodwell
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Outside In by David Dodwell

Trump’s treatment of Saudi Arabia, and China, shows trade is built on trust

  • David Dodwell says the hard line the US has drawn on Beijing shows China needs to build trust in its reliability, and economic liberalisation would be a start

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had contentious talks with Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a visit to Beijing earlier in October, a marked contrast from his friendlier discussions with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, even after allegations that Riyadh planned the killing of a journalist at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Photo: AP
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