Chinese analysts hailed the positive energy of the first meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump. But can the ‘friendship’ forged between the two transform the most important bilateral relationship in the world?
Chinese analysts are optimistic following the first meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump
China has tools and options to defend itself not only from a trade attack by the US if it flares up, but also from the retreat of economic globalization. China’s own openness is helpful in preventing the former, and crucial in making a difference in averting the latter by winning over more partners
The two countries should respect each other’s core interests and major concerns
Outdated relationships are legacy of Cold War thinking