A summit between Xi Jinping and Donald Trump sets the stage for the most important bi-lateral relationship in the world.
But what is actually on the agenda in Mar-a-Lago this week? And how might US-China relations shift in the coming years under President Trump? I put these questions and more to Susan Jakes who is the editor of ChinaFile and Senior Fellow at Asia Society’s Center on US-China Relations.
She discusses why the optics of this meeting are so meaningful to both sides, how the domestic politics in China inform a trip like this, and why the irksome and threatening actions of North Korea may become an increasingly important aspect of US-China relations.
If you have twenty minutes and want to learn more about the key elements of the relationship between the US and china and how they may evolve, have a listen.