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From left, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson (Getty Images), Chinese President Xi Jinping, and former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (both Reuters). China has failed to establish new conduits to the White House.
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China's risky bet on Wall Street for help with Trump

Kissinger and Paulson are Beijing's preferred intermediaries: can it work?

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- An ancient Chinese proverb says: "When drinking water from a well, one should never forget who dug it."

Ahead of a crucial summit with U.S. President Donald Trump later this month, Chinese President Xi Jinping and his right hand man, Vice President Wang Qishan, have reached out to the well-diggers of the U.S.-China relationship for guidance.

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