Observers say the appointment of Jing Quan as third-ranking diplomat in China’s Washington embassy shows Beijing is hopeful China-US relations can improve. Photo: AFP
Observers say the appointment of Jing Quan as third-ranking diplomat in China’s Washington embassy shows Beijing is hopeful China-US relations can improve. Photo: AFP

China strengthens its US embassy team with ‘soft-spoken’ pragmatist Jing Quan

  • The 46-year-old former aide to Beijing’s most senior diplomat will be key aide to Washington envoy Qin Gang
  • His experience in US affairs and down-to-earth approach mean Jing’s appointment is seen as a hopeful sign for China-US relations

Topic |   US-China relations
Observers say the appointment of Jing Quan as third-ranking diplomat in China’s Washington embassy shows Beijing is hopeful China-US relations can improve. Photo: AFP
Observers say the appointment of Jing Quan as third-ranking diplomat in China’s Washington embassy shows Beijing is hopeful China-US relations can improve. Photo: AFP
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