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Why Xi Jinping Needs to Tread Carefully When He Meets Trump

  • China’s leader seeks stability as Communist leadership changes
  • Beijing sees Trump as most focused on visible economic wins
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Deloitte China's Xu Says Xi Should Take Trump Seriously

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Nothing is supposed to go off script for President Xi Jinping in what is the equivalent of an election year in one-party China.

Enter Donald Trump, who rarely stays on message and regularly bashes China on Twitter. The U.S. president will host Xi on Thursday and Friday at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida for the first face-to-face meeting between the pair. On the agenda will be everything from trade to North Korea’s nuclear threat.