The Heat: China-US relations and Winter Olympics

The Heat

OLYMPIC DIPLOMACY UNITED KOREA

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson welcomed the top Chinese diplomat, Yang Jiechi to Washington, D.C. this week in a show of diplomacy.

The two discussed a wide range of issues including tensions on the Korean peninsula. Both reiterated a commitment to the U.S.-China relationship.

To discuss:

  • Qinduo Xu is a political analyst for China Radio International.
  • Afshin Molavi is a senior fellow in foreign policy at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.
  • Jenny Town is assistant director of the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS and managing editor of “38 North,” a web journal dedicated to analysis of the DPRK.
  • Jee Lee is a media consultant and founder of CryptoCoree, a consulting firm.

At the Winter Olympic ceremony, in PyeongChang, the Korean team marched united under a joint flag.

CGTN’s Jack Barton reports on the impact this “Olympics Diplomacy” might play on the Korean peninsula.


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