Rex Tillerson: risk of 'open conflict' if US-China relations continue to grate

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Secretary of state touts cooperation and compromise on North Korea, South China Sea and trade – but says difficulties are at a ‘pivot point’

Relations between the United States and China have reached “a pivot point”, Rex Tillerson has warned, calling for efforts to avoid “open conflict” between the world’s two largest economies.

At a rare state department briefing held amid reports that Donald Trump was preparing to order a wide-ranging investigation into Chinese trade practices, the US secretary of state told reporters that ties were at a crossroads following “a long period of no conflict” that had lasted more than four decades.

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