Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and State Councillor Yang Jiechi (right) with President Xi Jinping before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in 2014. Beijing’s willingness to plunge into what will surely be tough discussions so soon after the NPC meetings should be celebrated. Photo: Getty Images Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and State Councillor Yang Jiechi (right) with President Xi Jinping before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in 2014. Beijing’s willingness to plunge into what will surely be tough discussions so soon after the NPC meetings should be celebrated. Photo: Getty Images
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and State Councillor Yang Jiechi (right) with President Xi Jinping before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in 2014. Beijing’s willingness to plunge into what will surely be tough discussions so soon after the NPC meetings should be celebrated. Photo: Getty Images
David Dodwell
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Outside In by David Dodwell

US-China relations: Alaska meeting offers hope of the beginning of a thaw

  • Amid unprecedentedly negative US public views of China, concrete results cannot be expected, but that does not matter
  • The two can agree to disagree on the Uygurs and Hong Kong, and perhaps find common ground on the Myanmar crisis, climate issue and pandemic recovery

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and State Councillor Yang Jiechi (right) with President Xi Jinping before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in 2014. Beijing’s willingness to plunge into what will surely be tough discussions so soon after the NPC meetings should be celebrated. Photo: Getty Images Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and State Councillor Yang Jiechi (right) with President Xi Jinping before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in 2014. Beijing’s willingness to plunge into what will surely be tough discussions so soon after the NPC meetings should be celebrated. Photo: Getty Images
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and State Councillor Yang Jiechi (right) with President Xi Jinping before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in 2014. Beijing’s willingness to plunge into what will surely be tough discussions so soon after the NPC meetings should be celebrated. Photo: Getty Images
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.