Sino File by Cary Huang
If Xi can matchmake Trump and Korea’s Kim, why not Iran’s Rowhani too?
- Xi Jinping’s Pyongyang visit could see a trade-off between the US-China trade row and denuclearisation, which both Washington and Beijing want
- Likewise, the US and China can also find compatible and complementary interests in the Middle East, where the US is posturing towards war with Iran
Cary Huang is a veteran China affairs columnist, having written on this topic since the early 1990s. He joined the Post in 2004, and was based in Beijing between 2005 and 2013, first as a correspondent and then as bureau chief. He was previously China editor at The Standard from 1992 until 2004.