A local resident displays a Chinese national flag as he shouts “China carry on! Long Live China, Long Live the Communist Party!”, on top of a block of flats opposite the US consulate general in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on July 26. The Chinese government ordered the consulate to close, after the US told the Chinese Consulate General in Houston to do the same the previous week. Photo: Simon SongA local resident displays a Chinese national flag as he shouts “China carry on! Long Live China, Long Live the Communist Party!”, on top of a block of flats opposite the US consulate general in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on July 26. The Chinese government ordered the consulate to close, after the US told the Chinese Consulate General in Houston to do the same the previous week. Photo: Simon Song
A local resident displays a Chinese national flag as he shouts “China carry on! Long Live China, Long Live the Communist Party!”, on top of a block of flats opposite the US consulate general in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on July 26. The Chinese government ordered the consulate to close, after the US told the Chinese Consulate General in Houston to do the same the previous week. Photo: Simon Song

Letters | As US and China trade blows, Pompeo’s tough talk is not the way to go

  • Mike Pompeo may despise dialogue but he should realise that China is not the Soviet Union during the Cold War. His fiery rhetoric will only help unite the Chinese people behind the Communist Party and raise tensions when dialogue and trust are the need of the hour

Topic |   US Presidential Election 2020
A local resident displays a Chinese national flag as he shouts “China carry on! Long Live China, Long Live the Communist Party!”, on top of a block of flats opposite the US consulate general in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on July 26. The Chinese government ordered the consulate to close, after the US told the Chinese Consulate General in Houston to do the same the previous week. Photo: Simon SongA local resident displays a Chinese national flag as he shouts “China carry on! Long Live China, Long Live the Communist Party!”, on top of a block of flats opposite the US consulate general in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on July 26. The Chinese government ordered the consulate to close, after the US told the Chinese Consulate General in Houston to do the same the previous week. Photo: Simon Song
A local resident displays a Chinese national flag as he shouts “China carry on! Long Live China, Long Live the Communist Party!”, on top of a block of flats opposite the US consulate general in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on July 26. The Chinese government ordered the consulate to close, after the US told the Chinese Consulate General in Houston to do the same the previous week. Photo: Simon Song
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