Susan Thornton, shown in March 2017 when she was acting US assistant secretary of state, says that recent talks with Chinese leaders suggest they are pessimistic about resolving issues with the US any time soon. Photo: Xinhua

Former US envoy says Chinese officials anticipate ‘partial decoupling’ of the nations’ economies

  • Susan Thornton, former Trump administration expert on Asia, discusses her recent conversations with Chinese
  • ‘It seemed very much that the trade-negotiation moment may have passed,’ she says
Topic |   US-China relations
Susan Thornton, shown in March 2017 when she was acting US assistant secretary of state, says that recent talks with Chinese leaders suggest they are pessimistic about resolving issues with the US any time soon. Photo: Xinhua
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