Yang Jiechi and Mike Pompeo shake hands following their press conference in Washington. Photo: AFP

US isn’t following cold war or containment policy towards China, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insists

  • Senior diplomats and defence officials spell out differences on issues such as South China Sea, Taiwan and human rights but stress need to continue cooperation
  • Washington talks intended to prevent tensions escalating further before Trump-Xi meeting in Argentina at the end of the month
Topic |   US-China relations

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Yang Jiechi and Mike Pompeo shake hands following their press conference in Washington. Photo: AFP
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Zhenhua Lu

Zhenhua Lu

Zhenhua Lu joined the Post in 2017 as US correspondent covering US-China relations on diplomacy, security and trade. After six years' working overseas in Brussels and Washington DC, he is now based in Hong Kong and writes about China foreign policy. He has master's in international journalism.