Chinese President Xi Jinping chats to former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger in Beijing last week. Photo: Xinhua

Do China’s cosy meetings with US statesman Henry Kissinger actually do any good?

  • Former secretary of state always receives a warm welcome in Beijing, but can he help to bridge the widening gap in China-US ties?
  • Analysts say the veteran is great at pointing out problems, but seldom offers any worthwhile solutions
Topic |   US-China relations

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Chinese President Xi Jinping chats to former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger in Beijing last week. Photo: Xinhua
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Henry Kissinger says he believes the US and China will eventually learn to live together. Photo: AFP

Henry Kissinger warns of ‘catastrophic’ conflicts unless China and US settle their differences

  • ‘It will be worse than the world wars that ruined European civilisation,’ says former secretary of state and adviser to Richard Nixon
  • One side cannot dominate the other – and they have to get used to that, veteran diplomat says
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Henry Kissinger says he believes the US and China will eventually learn to live together. Photo: AFP
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