The Heat: The new age of China-US relations

The Heat

U.S. President Donald Trump reiterated U.S. support of the One-China policy in a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping earlier this month. The two leaders stressed the importance of a strong and stable relationship between China and the U.S.

For the view from Beijing and from Washington, CGTN’s Wang Tongxuan and Nathan King report.

After that “cordial” phone call, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met in Germany this week. This marks the highest level meeting by official of the two governments since Trump took office.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) and China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi talk before a meeting on the sidelines of a gathering of Foreign Ministers of the G20 leading and developing economies in Germany (AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski)

The foreign ministers discussed several areas of cooperation between the two countries including areas of difference. But, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi explained, “The common interests of China and the United States are far greater than the differences. Strengthening cooperation between the two sides is necessary for global stability, and for the expectations of people from the two countries and the world.”

Tonight’s panel takes a look at the future of Chinese and American relations:

  • Qinduo Xu, political analyst for China Radio International
  • Cheng Li, director of the China Center at The Brookings Institution
  • Marc Ross, founder of Caracal Global Communications and an expert in China-U.S. business ties

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