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For US and Chinese regional officials, economic summit was a chance to heal frayed ties. For the White House, it rang alarm bells.

  • The meeting was co-hosted by the US National Governors Association and a Chinese group thought to have ties to Beijing’s overseas propaganda wing
  • Conference brought together leaders and deputies from five US states, the Chinese provinces of Shaanxi, Jiangxi and Gansu and the city of Chongqing
Topic |   US-China relations

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Owen Churchill

Owen Churchill

Owen joined the Post as US correspondent in 2018 after several years working as a reporter and editor in China. He covers US-China relations, trade, and wider issues concerning China's global presence. A co-founder of the Shanghai-based news outlet Sixth Tone, he is an alumnus of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and Fudan University in Shanghai.

John Power

John Power

John Power joined the Post in 2018 after nearly a decade as a journalist in the Asia region. He is a reporter for Asia Desk and This Week in Asia, with a special focus on Korean affairs.