Ex-U.S. Envoy to China: Ties in Limbo Before Elections


Published on Jul 16, 2020

Relations between the world’s two largest economies are down the pit, as COVID-19 goes on ravaging communities worldwide. U.S. President Donald Trump insists on blaming the pandemic on China, creating another strain on relations. Also, the U.S. has kept Huawei in its crosshairs. It seems that in every topic, ties between China and the U.S. are shaky. Many say they have hit a new low in their relationship since diplomatic ties were made four decades ago. Is a zero-sum mentality and policy the trouble? Can both sides get past it and reach a common ground? Tian Wei talked to Max Baucus, a former U.S. senator for nearly 36 years and the longest-serving senator in Montana history. He’s also the 11th U.S. Ambassador to China, a role he held from 2014 to 2017.

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