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US-China tensions

Chinese-born Pompeo adviser blasted as 'traitor' in China

Attacks on Miles Yu come as secretary of state emerges as leading Beijing critic

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks on Aug. 11. Pompeo has called Yu "central" to his team.   © Reuters

CHONGQING -- When U.S. President Donald Trump invited lead Chinese trade negotiator Liu He to the Oval Office in January 2019, sitting across the Resolute Desk in the center of the room was U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

To Lighthizer's right were Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, trade adviser Peter Navarro and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

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