Wed, 5 April 2017
Xi Jinping is headed to Mar-a-Lago for his first big meeting with Donald Trump.
The US-China relationship is arguably the most consequential bi-lateral relationship in the world so naturally this trip is garnering a lot of attention. But what is actually on the agenda? And how might US-China relations shift in the coming years under President Trump? I put these questions and more to Susan Jakes who is the editor of ChinaFile and Senior Fellow at Asia Society's Center on US-China Relations.
She discusses why the optics of this meeting are so meaningful to both sides, how the domestic politics in China inform a trip like this, and why the irksome and threatening actions of North Korea may become an increasingly important aspect of US-China relations.
If you have twenty minutes and want to learn more about the key elements of the relationship between the US and china and how they may evolve, have a listen.
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