US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi before a bilateral meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on March 18. Photo: Reuters US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi before a bilateral meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on March 18. Photo: Reuters
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi before a bilateral meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on March 18. Photo: Reuters

Don’t read too much into Tillerson’s choice of words in Beijing

US Secretary of State used Chinese diplomatic phrases in a statement, but that may not signal anything about the Trump administration’s intent

Topic |   US-China relations
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi before a bilateral meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on March 18. Photo: Reuters US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi before a bilateral meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on March 18. Photo: Reuters
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi before a bilateral meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on March 18. Photo: Reuters
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