Donald Trump and Xi Jinping pictured at the 2017 Apec summit in Vietnam. Photo: AFP Donald Trump and Xi Jinping pictured at the 2017 Apec summit in Vietnam. Photo: AFP
Donald Trump and Xi Jinping pictured at the 2017 Apec summit in Vietnam. Photo: AFP
Ankit Panda
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Opinion

Ankit Panda

Donald Trump won’t get a grand stage for a US-China trade deal after Chile calls off Apec summit. So what now?

  • The cancellation of the summit due to ongoing protests has deprived the US President of a setting to seal a ‘phase one’ deal with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping
  • The White House had hoped to deflect attention from the impeachment inquiry and was caught off guard by the announcement

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping pictured at the 2017 Apec summit in Vietnam. Photo: AFP Donald Trump and Xi Jinping pictured at the 2017 Apec summit in Vietnam. Photo: AFP
Donald Trump and Xi Jinping pictured at the 2017 Apec summit in Vietnam. 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.