A US embassy car waits outside the Tianjin hotel where American and Chinese officials are expected to hold talks, in Tianjin on July 25. The talks included a four-hour meeting between Chinese foreign vice-minister Xie Feng and US deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman. Photo: AP A US embassy car waits outside the Tianjin hotel where American and Chinese officials are expected to hold talks, in Tianjin on July 25. The talks included a four-hour meeting between Chinese foreign vice-minister Xie Feng and US deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman. Photo: AP
A US embassy car waits outside the Tianjin hotel where American and Chinese officials are expected to hold talks, in Tianjin on July 25. The talks included a four-hour meeting between Chinese foreign vice-minister Xie Feng and US deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman. Photo: AP

Letters | Why the time is right for China and the US to break the ice: it’s never a good time for a fight

  • China has presented the US with two clear lists. When some or all of the requests have been fulfilled, long-fraught relations can return to normal

Topic |   US-China relations
A US embassy car waits outside the Tianjin hotel where American and Chinese officials are expected to hold talks, in Tianjin on July 25. The talks included a four-hour meeting between Chinese foreign vice-minister Xie Feng and US deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman. Photo: AP A US embassy car waits outside the Tianjin hotel where American and Chinese officials are expected to hold talks, in Tianjin on July 25. The talks included a four-hour meeting between Chinese foreign vice-minister Xie Feng and US deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman. Photo: AP
A US embassy car waits outside the Tianjin hotel where American and Chinese officials are expected to hold talks, in Tianjin on July 25. The talks included a four-hour meeting between Chinese foreign vice-minister Xie Feng and US deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman. Photo: AP
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