Beijing is striking a cordial tone on summit between US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping and ongoing relationship. Photo: Handout

Beijing speaks softly ahead of Xi-Trump summit after US president anticipates ‘difficult’ meeting

China’s foreign ministry paints rosy picture for ties despite US president’s critical tweets

Topic |   Trump-Xi Jinping summit: The issues

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Beijing is striking a cordial tone on summit between US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping and ongoing relationship. Photo: Handout
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Zhuang Pinghui

Zhuang Pinghui

Based in Beijing, Zhuang Pinghui joined the Post in 2004 to report on China. She covers a range of issues including policy, healthcare, culture and society.

Teddy Ng

Teddy Ng

Teddy Ng joined the Post’s China desk in 2011, focusing on the nation’s foreign affairs. He is now deputy editor of the section.