China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met for talks in Hawaii on Wednesday. Photo: AFPChina’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met for talks in Hawaii on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met for talks in Hawaii on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

US-China talks: Mike Pompeo’s seven-hour meeting with Yang Jiechi ‘helps atmosphere’ – but statements reveal divisions

  • The countries’ top diplomats indicate a wish to prevent a further deterioration in relations
  • But the two sides give differing accounts of the meeting and US efforts may be driven by this year’s election, some observers say
Topic |   Xi Jinping
China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met for talks in Hawaii on Wednesday. Photo: AFPChina’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met for talks in Hawaii on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met for talks in Hawaii on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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