Will Xi and Trump Make Economic Deals at First Summit?
Lindsey Ford Interview with Bloomberg
The Asia Society Policy Institute's Director of Asian Security Lindsey Ford went on "Bloomberg Technology" on April 6, 2017 to discuss the economic negotiations that would take place at the first U.S.-China summit meeting between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping in Palm Beach, Florida.
Ford told host Caroline Hyde that there are two different camps within the Trump Administration when it comes to economic relations with China. While there is a section of the White House that reflects the tough stance candidate Trump took toward China during the campaign, another camp prefers "a much more pragmatic, business-oriented approach." For this reason, Ford suggested that we are unlikely "to see real deliverables coming out of this meeting," which is focused on giving the two leaders an opportunity to "lay the foundation" for bilateral relations and "make clear what their priorities are" to one another. (5 min., 43 sec.)
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