Chinese and US flags flutter near The Bund in Shanghai on July 30, 2019. Photo: Reuters

US diplomat David Stilwell says Washington must shed its myths about China to check Beijing’s growing influence

  • Amid rising bilateral competition, the speech by a State Department official appears to be an effort to stake out a position in the global battle for ideas
  • David Stilwell stresses the importance of reciprocity and access in China
Topic |   US-China relations

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Chinese and US flags flutter near The Bund in Shanghai on July 30, 2019. Photo: Reuters
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The US State Department says it has informed Chinese diplomatic missions in the US that they must notify the agency when organising visits with American officials at the state or local level. Pictured is the Chinese embassy in Washington. Photo: Krokodil, CC by SA 3.0

Chinese diplomats must notify Washington of meetings with state or local officials, US announces in effort to change Beijing’s own diplomatic restrictions

  • Notification, but not permission, is now required and also applies to meetings with US educational or research institutions
  • US State Department says the move is an effort to get Beijing to relax restrictions on American diplomats in China
Topic |   US-China relations

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The US State Department says it has informed Chinese diplomatic missions in the US that they must notify the agency when organising visits with American officials at the state or local level. Pictured is the Chinese embassy in Washington. Photo: Krokodil, CC by SA 3.0
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