US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands after making joint statements at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands after making joint statements at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping’s grand gestures can’t paper over diplomatic divide

Two leaders make little apparent headway on North Korea or trade despite record ‘gift pack’ of deals

US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands after making joint statements at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands after making joint statements at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
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