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 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
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
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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 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
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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Xie Maosong

Xie Maosong

Xie Maosong is a senior research at the China Institute for Innovation and Development Strategy at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and an academic adviser of the Indian Ocean Island Research Centre at the South China University of Technology. His research areas include Chinese civilisation and Chinese political system, and the theory and practice of Chinese governance.