Monday, November 14, 2016

President -Elect Trump And Chinese President Xi Have Their First Phone Discussion

ABC News Online: China's Xi Jinping tells Donald Trump cooperation is 'only correct choice' in first conversation

Chinese President Xi Jinping has told US President-elect Donald Trump in a telephone call that cooperation was the only choice for relations between the two countries, in their first interaction since the election.

Mr Trump had lambasted China throughout the US election campaign, drumming up headlines with his pledges to slap 45 per cent tariffs on imported Chinese goods and to label the country a currency manipulator on his first day in office.

His election has injected uncertainty into bilateral relations at a time when Beijing hopes for stability as it faces daunting reform challenges at home, a slowing economy, and a leadership reshuffle of its own that will put a new party elite around Mr Xi in late 2017.

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WNU Editor: Not counting the wars and Russia (and to a lesser extent Iran and North Korea) .... this is going to be President Trump's biggest and most difficult foriegn policy issue.

More News On The Current State Of U.S. - China Relations Under A President Trump

Xi Jinping tells Donald Trump US and China must co-operate -- BBC
China's Xi reaffirms importance of US relations in talk with Trump -- AP
Despite fiery campaign rhetoric, Trump reports cordial call with China’s Xi -- Washington Post
Report: Trump praises China in call to Chinese president -- Politico
Trump, China’s Xi, Set Tone of ‘Mutual Respect’ in Phone Call -- WSJ
China’s Xi Jinping, Donald Trump agree to meet ‘at an early date’: CCTV -- Straits Times/AFP
China threatens to cut sales of iPhones and US cars if 'naive' Trump pursues trade war -- The Guardian
China Warns of 'Tit for Tat' on iPhone Sales if Trump Starts Trade War -- NBC
China won’t buy Boeing planes, iPhones, or US corn if Trump starts a trade war, a state tabloid says -- Quartz
Will Trump start a trade war against China? -- Global Times

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