Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump are seen in Beijing in November 2017. Photo: Kyodo

Xi Jinping ‘doesn’t intend to follow through’ on trade war talks and local Chinese officials are ‘like mafioso dons’, says top Donald Trump adviser Larry Kudlow

National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said Xi was ‘holding the game up’

Topic |   US-China trade war

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump are seen in Beijing in November 2017. Photo: Kyodo
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Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney is the Post’s North America bureau chief. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and continued covering the country as a correspondent and an academic after leaving. His debut novel, The Wounded Muse, draws on actual events that played out in Beijing while he lived there.