Trump visits China: Here's what to expect

Violet Powell
November 9, 2017

US President Donald Trump was treated to what he called a "beautiful" Chinese opera performance at the Forbidden City on Wednesday (Nov 8), as President Xi Jinping gave him a lavish welcome to Beijing.

"We call on every responsible nation, including China and Russian Federation, to demand that the North Korean regime end its nuclear weapons and its missile programs, and live in peace", Trump said in the address in Seoul.

Focused on developing "personal chemistry" between the two leaders, Chinese officials say the programme for Mr. Trump has been carefully structured so that he can spend maximum time together with his Chinese counterpart.

President Trump has said the best relationship he has with a foreign leader is the one he has with President Xi.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who is accompanying Trump on the 12-day swing through five Asian nations, said the president will address the US' $347 billion trade deficit with China when he meets with Xi.

And though he's praised Xi recently for helping North Korea, China's still wants to avoid a collapse of Kim Jong Un's regime that could change the strategic balance in the region.

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Trump's lambasting of USA trade partners and his vows that under his administration the theft of American prosperity will end play well with the crowd - they carried him on a wave of popular sentiment into the White House after all - and no doubt they will serve to distract attention from his troubles at home, but they do nothing to help revitalise the U.S. economy, unless he can gain a few favours from other leaders, or boost the global economy. Trump threatened to upgrade relations with Taiwan, upending decades of the so-called "One China" policy.

Trump is expected to play the same card when he visits Beijing today after his stop in South Korea. China is by far the North's largest trading partner.

US President Donald Trump landed in Beijing on Wednesday afternoon after calling on China to help crack down on North Korea. At least, he notes, the two countries' presidents "have established a good working relationship".

The Trump administration has responded by framing his 11-day, five-nation Asia trip as a broadening of U.S. policy in the "Indo-Pacific" region. Trade volume grew from 2.5 billion USA dollars in 1979 to about 520 billion dollars previous year, according to China's Ministry of Commerce. "This is as important a time for high level dialogue as any time over the last 35 years".

Long before Chinese President Xi Jinping ushered in a new era for China, he made his personal touch one of the hallmarks of China's diplomacy. It then imported low-cost manufacturing goods from other countries, which helped drive down its domestic inflation and benefited those U.S. multinationals making the goods overseas, creating a windfall for USA investors and consumers.

"A read of their [artificial intelligence] strategy shows they've put more thought into this than any other government out there, and they're just getting started".

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