GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (FAM) – Beijing on Tuesday called for the United States to further develop Sino-US relations after president-elect Donald Trump tapped ­ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state.

The announcement by Trump to pick Tillerson, an oilman with strong links to Russia, is seen by ­observers as a sign that relations between Washington and Moscow may get closer. But it’s unclear how ties with China and the rest of Asia will shape up because he has not spent much time in the region,