US President Donald Trump welcomes President Xi Jinping to the Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida on April 6. Photo: AFP

Opinion: summit was not quite the meeting of equals Xi would have wanted

The two nations remain near-peers in the realm of contemporary great powers, and not absolute peers as China would will it

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US President Donald Trump welcomes President Xi Jinping to the Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida on April 6. Photo: AFP
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Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda is an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Defense Posture Project at the Federation of American Scientists, a Senior Editor at The Diplomat, an online magazine on Asia-Pacific affairs, and a Contributing Editor at War on the Rocks. Panda is an award-winning writer and a frequently cited analyst on geopolitical and security issues in the Asia-Pacific. His writing has appeared in The Diplomat, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Politico Magazine, and War on the Rocks, among other publications.