This combination of file photos show U.S. President Donald Trump, right, in a meeting at the White House in Washington, on March 31, 2017, and China's President Xi Jinping in a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on December 1, 2016.
"The Chinese will want to take measure of Donald Trump and figure out how they can deal with him", he said.
At an annual gathering of global elites this year in Davos, Switzerland, Xi gave a speech extolling free trade.
He therefore needs a smooth summit that will avoid rocking the worldwide system or the markets in a way that could threaten political stability back home - where despite China's growing power in its own right, management of the relationship with Washington is still one of the most important legacy items for Chinese leaders. Trump's only been president for 12 weeks.
The meeting next week with China will be a very hard one in that we can no longer have massive trade deficits. If the CIA Factbook is to be believed, at last count the Chinese supplied more than 76 percent of all North Korea's imports and bought more than 75 percent of its exports.
Trump "is making it seem like we are prepared to go to war or use military action. and I don't think that is going to be viable", said Kurt Campbell, top USA diplomat for the region during former President Barack Obama's first term.
But Trump doesn't love the bureaucracy and has instead floated the idea of slapping tariffs on Chinese goods as punishment. For example, 71% of Republicans believe that job losses to China are a very big problem for the USA, compared with only 47% of Democrats. And his post-inaugural phone call with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, his questioning of America's commitment to the One-China policy, as well as labeling China the "grand champions" of currency manipulation have given Chinese policymakers plenty of reasons to be wary of the new administration. "He certainly does not want a trade war".
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She did not say that Obama or member of his administration had ordered surveillance of Trump Tower or leaked any classified information.
Trump will host Xi for two days of talks, starting Thursday, at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. In other words, China needs to open its markets more and get rid of barriers to USA exports to make it easier for US companies to sell goods. Now he's ramping up, but I don't think he will be wacko.
While Trump treated Abe to golf, no such outing is planned for the leader of China.
But while Trump may be losing the popularity battle with China, the Chinese leader himself isn't viewed favorably. But he anxious about Trump's knowledge of the issues and ability to negotiate solo. "All of the concessions made by all the countries in the TPP negotiations were contingent on access to the U.S. Once you remove that, the whole negotiation falls", he said.
Rhetoric aside, neither Trump, with his saber-rattling, nor Xi, with his cheerleading on globalization, has yet matched talk with action. Through it all, Beijing has not taken the bait or overreacted to Trump's provocations.
Wang said China hopes the informal get-together will inject some stability into the relationship and help reduce uncertainties that have arisen during the transition to the Trump administration. He once warned that China had committed "rape" against the USA economy and tweeted that global warming was a Chinese ruse to damage U.S. manufacturing.
Lord, who participated in historic U.S. As reported by the Associated Press, a challenge that has thwarted the best efforts of experienced diplomats ranging from Madeleine Albright to Henry Kissinger has been placed in the hands of a 36-year-old real estate executive with no diplomatic experience whatsoever. It also protects key industries, especially involving such services as telecommunications and finance, where state-owned firms dominate. "The lack of leadership has been very destructive", Fleitz said. Xi is known for making such large gestures on important state visits. Or announce plans to buy more Boeing airliners. Xi's second term as president will kick off this fall, so observers point out he may try to avoid direct collision with the United States.