US President Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in early November and addressed the issues of trade and North Korea. On the issue of trade, President Trump did not blame China on the trade surplus issue as he did during the election by saying that China stole American jobs and that China is a currency manipulator. Many believe that President Trump hoped to persuade China to pressure North Korea on the issue of North Korea’s missile threats. The issue of Taiwan was not brought up as the focus was on North Korea and trade.
Join us on this week’s On the Line as Prof.Edward I-hsin Chen, a distinguished chair professor of political science department at Chinese Culture University shares with us his views on the recent meeting between US President Trump and Chinese President Xi.