Escalating tensions between the US and China are evident, say American scholars who have just returned from Beijing. Photo: AP

Chinese official picks up ‘clash of civilisations’ theme in lecture to visiting US scholars

  • Analysts from a Washington think tank say their recent reception in Beijing had a marked chill, reflecting the countries’ deteriorating relationship
  • ‘Some of it was a bit extreme,’ the group’s president said of comments by their host, a Politburo member
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Escalating tensions between the US and China are evident, say American scholars who have just returned from Beijing. Photo: AP
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Mark Magnier

Mark Magnier

Mark Magnier is a US correspondent based in Washington. Before joining the Post, he worked for the Wall Street Journal in China and for the Los Angeles Times in India, China and Japan. He’s covered the Chinese economy, China and India’s explosive rise and conflicts in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.