Virtual meetings are no substitute for face-to-face contact. Photo: Xinhua Virtual meetings are no substitute for face-to-face contact. Photo: Xinhua
Virtual meetings are no substitute for face-to-face contact. Photo: Xinhua
Shi Jiangtao
Opinion

Opinion

As I see it by Shi Jiangtao

Will the personal touch give the US an edge in rivalry with China?

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping had more contact with other world leaders than his American counterparts until the pandemic struck
  • Now Washington may be able to capitalise as the top-down nature of China’s system means face-to-face contact with the leader is irreplaceable

Virtual meetings are no substitute for face-to-face contact. Photo: Xinhua Virtual meetings are no substitute for face-to-face contact. Photo: Xinhua
Virtual meetings are no substitute for face-to-face contact. Photo: Xinhua
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Shi Jiangtao

Shi Jiangtao

A former diplomat, Shi Jiangtao has worked as a China reporter at the Post for more than a decade. He's interested in political, social and environmental development in China.