Thursday, April 6, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping Has Arrived In The U.S. For His Summit With President Trump

BBC: Trump to host China's President Xi Jinping in Mar-a-Lago summit

US President Donald Trump is set to hold his first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in a high-stakes summit for both leaders.

The heads of the world's two biggest economies will hold the bilateral at Mr Trump's Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida.

The American leader is expected to press his counterpart for action on North Korea, and Mr Xi to seek assurances on Taiwan.

Mr Trump tweeted last week that the summit "will be a very difficult one".

Mr Xi and his wife, folk singer Peng Liyuan, will be treated to a welcome banquet on Thursday evening at Mr Trump's palatial Palm Beach resort with the US president and first lady, Melania Trump.

The bilateral will conclude with a working lunch on Friday.

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WNU editor: Their focus will be on trade. North Korea and the U.S. military buildup next. Maybe Taiwan. Syria and the Middle East not so much.

More News On Chinese President Xi Jinping Arriving In The U.S. For His Summit With President Trump

Trump, Xi Headed to Summit at US Leader's Florida Estate -- VOA
Trump, Chinese leader Xi set for Mar-a-Lago talks -- CBS
Trump and China President Xi Jinping to Meet, ‘Set a Framework’ for Relations -- NBC
Trump on China meeting: 'We'll see what happens' -- The Hill
Trump: 'Nobody really knows' what will happen with China meeting -- Politico
At Mar-a-Lago, Trump to welcome China’s Xi for high-stakes inaugural summit -- David Nakamura, Washington Post
Trump-Xi summit is just the start of dealing with thorny issues in US-Sino relations -- Hak-yin Li, Huffington Post
The 5 Biggest Problems for Presidents Trump and Xi to Tackle -- Ian Bremmer, TIME
Factbox: Issues at Stake in Trump-China Summit in Florida -- Reuters/U.S. News & World Report
Trump China talks: Why Mar-a-Lago? Experts weigh in on host site -- Christopher Wallace, FOX News


Jay Farquharson said...

"That would be Donald Trump, who seems entirely unprepared for a first face-to-face with his Chinese counterpart. He doesn’t have his ambassador in Beijing yet. His trade negotiator has not been confirmed. Nor are the State Department experts who would normally formulate Asia policy and brief the president on it yet in place. It is possible we are underestimating the homework he has done ahead of it, but on balance that seems unlikely. True, Rex Tillerson, the Secretary of State, went on a ground-laying trip to Beijing last month, but was assailed for issuing a statement afterwards that read as if it had been written for him by his hosts."

fred lapides said...

Perhaps our president can get some valuable advice on building a great wall

Jay Farquharson said...

China's Huihui Construction has a bid in on The Wall.