Yang Jiechi, director of China’s Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meet in Honolulu on June 17. Photo: US Department of State / DPA
Xie Maosong
Opinion

Opinion

Xie Maosong

What the US really wanted from its summit with China in Hawaii

  • Pompeo and Yang stuck to their countries’ positions on the key strategic issues at last week’s meeting, initiated by the US and described as constructive
  • Whatever was said at the meeting, there would have been just one objective for Pompeo’s overture – to improve Trump’s chances of re-election
Yang Jiechi, director of China’s Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meet in Honolulu on June 17. Photo: US Department of State / DPA
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