US President Donald Trump signs an executive order watched by,standing, from left, Vice President Mike Pence, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, National Trade Council Advisor Peter Navarro, Senior Advisor Jared Kushner and Senior Policy Advisor Stephen Miller in the Oval Office on January 23. Photo: AFP

Key mission for China at Xi-Trump summit: learning who has his ear

Trump’s unpredictability leads Beijing to seek non-traditional communication channels

Topic |   Trump-Xi Jinping summit

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US President Donald Trump signs an executive order watched by,standing, from left, Vice President Mike Pence, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, National Trade Council Advisor Peter Navarro, Senior Advisor Jared Kushner and Senior Policy Advisor Stephen Miller in the Oval Office on January 23. Photo: AFP
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