Chinese President Xi Jinping and British Prime Minister David Cameron watch on as China’s customs minister Yu Guangzhou and British Chancellor George Osborne sign a trade deal. Photo: EPA

The grand plan behind China’s economic diplomacy: ease strain domestically, build status to rival America

Topic |   Xi's US Visit 2015

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and British Prime Minister David Cameron watch on as China’s customs minister Yu Guangzhou and British Chancellor George Osborne sign a trade deal. Photo: EPA
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Cary Huang

Cary Huang

Cary Huang is a veteran China affairs columnist, having written on this topic since the early 1990s. He joined the Post in 2004, and was based in Beijing between 2005 and 2013, first as a correspondent and then as bureau chief. He was previously China editor at The Standard from 1992 until 2004.

Liu Zhen

Liu Zhen

Liu Zhen joined the Post in 2015 as a reporter on the China desk. She previously worked with Reuters in Beijing.