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Setting the Tone in U.S.-China Relations

Apr 6, 2017 | 09:30 GMT
Xi-Trump Summit at Mar-a-Lago
During his visit to China in March, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Now Xi will travel to the United States for his first sit-down meeting with President Donald Trump.
(THOMAS PETER/AFP/Getty Images)

When U.S. President Donald Trump hosts Chinese President Xi Jinping for their first face-to-face visit, discussions on trade and North Korea's nuclear weapons program likely will top the agenda. While the leaders will strive to make progress on those issues and other important points of contention, the extent and fundamental nature of the disputes are certainly beyond the limits of a two-day summit to solve. Instead, a major goal for the initial meeting between Trump and Xi will be to set the diplomatic tone that will guide the future of U.S.-Chinese relations in the near future....

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