FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump meets with China's President Xi Jinping at the start of their bilateral meeting at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 29, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RC1E7DB7CCD0/File Photo
Donald Trump's reference to Xi Jinping as 'a friend' gives people a sense that clashes between the US and China can be managed. Reuters

US must recognise China's place in the world – as a responsible nation