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Donald Trump and Xi Jinping go head-to-head

If the US president expects significant economic climb-downs this week, he’ll be disappointed

By George Magnus  

Chinese President Xi Jinping ©Xinhua/SIPA USA/PA Images

Later this week, ‪on 6th-7th April, Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping are scheduled to meet at Mar-a-Lago in Florida. Unlike previous meetings between the leaders of these two countries, which tended to be flagged a long time in advance, this one was confirmed only late last week. This suggests that the bar for a successful meeting has been set pretty low, and for good reason. US-Chinese relations are in any case frostier than they have been…

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