From Blinken to Kissinger: Chinese Experts React
"Recent back-to-back visits by Blinken, Yellen, and Kerry to China have not yielded any real and substantive results, except perhaps ... to prevent a US-China military conflict" – Prof. Shi Yinhong
Embarrassment is what one prominent international relations scholar in China expressed to his WeChat contacts minutes after hearing about Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang’s demise. But much like Qin’s presence on the PRC’s foreign ministry’s website, his comment was rapidly scrubbed out of existence. Needless to say, Qin’s downfall may well be on many people’s mind in China, but few Chinese intellectuals will be taking the risk to express their views publicly on such a highly sensitive matter.
More prone to expert commentary have been the recent visits to China of senior US officials and, of course, Henry Kissinger. The following excerpts do not really do the content of these pieces justice, so do click on the sources provided below to read these articles in full, with or without the help of an online translator.