The Heat: China-U.S. Relations

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Wang Yi visited the Solomon Islands on Thursday and also made a stop at the remote island nation, Kiribati, on Friday.

He will travel to several other South Pacific island countries over the next few days including Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, and Timor-Leste. The trip is a lead-up to the second China-Pacific Island Countries Foreign Ministers’ Meeting which China will host in Fiji. 

We begin with this report from CGTN’s Wang Cong.

Joining the discussion:

  • Einar Tangen is a Political and Economic Affairs Commentator.
  • Neysun Mahboubi is a Research Scholar at the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Josef Gregory Mahoney is a Professor of Politics and International Relations at East China Normal University in Shanghai.
  • Chidanand Rajghatta is a Foreign Editor and U.S Bureau Chief of the Times of India.