US President Donald Trump spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping in mid-November shortly after Trump was elected, but there has apparently been no personal exchange since then, aside from a reported holiday greeting card. Photo: AP
US President Donald Trump spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping in mid-November shortly after Trump was elected, but there has apparently been no personal exchange since then, aside from a reported holiday greeting card. Photo: AP

Why is Donald Trump giving Chinese leader Xi Jinping the apparent cold shoulder?

US president has broken with a tradition established by predecessors that saw the exchange of holiday greetings

Topic |   US-China relations
US President Donald Trump spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping in mid-November shortly after Trump was elected, but there has apparently been no personal exchange since then, aside from a reported holiday greeting card. Photo: AP
US President Donald Trump spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping in mid-November shortly after Trump was elected, but there has apparently been no personal exchange since then, aside from a reported holiday greeting card. Photo: AP
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