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Scott Gates

Scott Gates

Research Professor. Editor, International Area Studies Review

Stein Tønnesson

Stein Tønnesson

Research Professor

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Is China helping Trump, or is Trump helping China?

Posted by Stein Tønnesson on Tuesday, 25 April 2017

When Chinese president Xi Jinping met US president Donald Trump in Florida on 6–7 April, Xi convinced his host that it is not easy to exert influence on North Korea, but apparently promised to help the United States to the best of his ability. In practice, it may be Trump who helps China. Following the summit at his holiday paradise of Mar-a-Lago, Trump has said that he promised Xi favourable trading terms with the United States on the condition that Xi helps the United States against North Korea. There are means of exerting forceful pressure, but using them is risky Many people are ...