President Donald trump and Chinese President XI Jinping will meet for the first time on Thursday and will seek to establish communication and to stabilize the most important diplomatic relationship in the world, despite the gap between them in experience, temperament and worldview.
Trump, arrogant, outspoken, a political novice who, it seems, cares little about the details of policy, has put his campaign under Chinese attacks. He once warned that China has committed "rape" against the U.S. economy and tweeted that global warming is a Chinese trick, to the detriment of production in the United States.
Si is the most powerful Chinese leader in recent decades, and constraining Chinese power in Asia on behalf of the nation, still on the ascent. The political position of trump is much more dangerous. He is the most unpopular of the new American President, as social scientists began to assess the approval ratings. He took office at a time when American power in Asia began to decline, in favor of China. And the President's decision to withdraw the United States from trade agreements Trans-Pacific Partnership may have been perceived by his supporters as a victory, but was seen in Asia as the harbinger of American retreat.
Si, despite the fact that during his first 5-year mandate has been strengthened in the country, maneuvering in front of the next Communist party Congress in the fall and hopes to use it to consolidate his power for a second 5-year term.
Therefore, he needs a smooth summit, which will avoid rocking the international system or the markets so that it could threaten political stability at home. Si must at all costs to prevent destabilizing trade war is one of the possibilities, if trump will follow its threats to impose tariffs on Chinese goods.
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