James Mattis meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing earlier this year. Photo: Xinhua

‘Mad Dog was one of the sane ones’: why China will miss James Mattis when he quits Trump’s White House

  • Analysts say Beijing may have lost a calming influence as relations between Beijing and Washington continue to deteriorate
  • One Chinese military figure praises outgoing Pentagon chief’s ability to think strategically and consider consequences of actions
Topic |   US-China relations

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James Mattis meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing earlier this year. Photo: Xinhua
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