Former assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific affairs David Stilwell. Photo: Reuters
Former assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific affairs David Stilwell. Photo: Reuters

US and China both looking for respect, says former assistant secretary of state David Stilwell

  • The former official tells a seminar that both sides need to overcome basic problems such as trust and understanding to make progress
  • Stilwell warns that the American side has sometimes been too quick to make concessions while the Chinese wait for an opportunity

Topic |   US-China relations
Former assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific affairs David Stilwell. Photo: Reuters
Former assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific affairs David Stilwell. Photo: Reuters
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