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China's 'new model' asks too much of the US

Beijing's roadmap for Sino-US ties demands that the US cede geostrategic space so it can flex its muscle - without offering anything in return. Trump is unlikely to say yes.

Mr Tillerson with President Xi at their meeting in Beijing last month.

IT has been suggested that the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may have handed a "diplomatic victory" to China. He "appears" to have endorsed China's proposal of the so-called "new model of major-country relations", a strategy to prevent the US from intervening in what China considers is...

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