US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during the Department of State 230th Anniversary Celebration at the Harry S. Truman Headquarters building on Monday. Photo: AFP

‘First thing I do is read about China,’ Mike Pompeo says on US foreign policy priorities

  • US Secretary of State calls Beijing ‘very helpful’ on North Korea, says Washington can work with Chinese on Iran
  • Despite expressing hope for resumption of denuclearisation talks, Pompeo says there are currently no plans for another Trump-Kim summit
Topic |   US-China relations

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during the Department of State 230th Anniversary Celebration at the Harry S. Truman Headquarters building on Monday. Photo: AFP
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US Secretary of State Pompeo will head to Bangkok as a new round of trade talks between US and Chinese negotiators gets under way in Shanghai. Photo: EPA-EFE

China, North Korea set to top Mike Pompeo’s agenda during trip to Asia

  • US secretary of state will fly to Thailand on Tuesday for Asean regional forum
  • Beijing’s assertive actions in South China Sea expected to be a major topic for discussion
Topic |   South China Sea

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US Secretary of State Pompeo will head to Bangkok as a new round of trade talks between US and Chinese negotiators gets under way in Shanghai. Photo: EPA-EFE
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