US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s meetings have tended to be cordial affairs despite the trade war and a host of other issues the two nations disagree on. Photo: AP
Kristian McGuire
Opinion

Opinion

Kristian McGuire

Donald Trump’s ‘conditional engagement’ of China is not new, nor will it change when he’s gone

  • The mercurial US president’s business background isn’t to blame for his growing list of contingencies in China talks. Rather, these conditions – from Hong Kong and North Korea to opioids – reflect core US interests and will outlast Trump

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US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s meetings have tended to be cordial affairs despite the trade war and a host of other issues the two nations disagree on. Photo: AP
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