March 31, 2017

China’s Xi to hold first meeting with Trump at Mar-a-Lago in April

By Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper

Source: USA Today

Journalist(s) David Jackson

President Trump said Thursday he faces tough meetings with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at a Florida summit next week, one with a full agenda that ranges from Trump's attacks on Chinese trade practices to concern about North Korean nukes.

"The meeting next week with China will be a very difficult one in that we can no longer have massive trade deficits and job losses," the president said in a pair of tweets. "American companies must be prepared to look at other alternatives."

Climate change and Chinese military maneuvers in the South China Sea are also potential topics as Trump and Xi hold what figures to be a get-to-know-you set of meetings April 6-7 at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla.

Read the full article at USA Today.

  • Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper

    Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper is a 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 Asia Marit...