Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Chi Wang
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Opinion

Chi Wang

How the US-China knowledge gap is hurting American diplomatic efforts

  • The top Chinese diplomat speaks fluent English, but the US Secretary of State does not speak Chinese. Their meeting in Alaska highlights a US-China gap
  • It is worrying that as the US and China move towards a ‘new cold war’, the next generation of US policymakers may be even less well-informed about China

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Chi Wang

Chi Wang

Chi Wang, a former head of the Chinese section of the US Library of Congress, is president of the US-China Policy Foundation.