November 07, 2017

An Emboldened Xi Will Greet a Troubled Trump in China

Featuring Mira Rapp-Hooper

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Journalists Jeremy Page, Michael C. Bender

President Donald Trump arrives in China with a first-year record that includes sagging approval ratings and an investigation into Russia’s connections to his campaign, but also a surging economy.

Mr. Trump will be welcomed in Beijing on Wednesday by President Xi Jinping, who is fresh from a Communist Party congress that cemented his status as China’s most powerful leader in decades, but who also faces some economic headwinds as the government seeks to build China into a rich superpower by 2050.

That study in contrast will frame Mr. Trump’s 36 hours in China—a day and a half of talks at the center of the president’s 10-day swing through Asia.

Read the full article here.


  • Mira Rapp-Hooper

    Former Adjunct Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Mira Rapp-Hooper is a former Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at CNAS. She is formerly a Fellow with the CSIS Asia Program and Director of the CSIS...