Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

Tough rhetoric at the US-China talks sets the tone for future ties: clashing as a rival, and working as a partner

  • While acrimony and accusations dominated the media coverage, Beijing and Washington were able to lay down markers and understand each other’s bottom lines
  • Though sanctions related to Xinjiang followed the meeting, China’s best defence is to lay the groundwork for more foreign investment