Xi-Trump Summit Takes Place Amid International Crises
Kevin Rudd on CNN's Quest Means Business
On April 6, 2017, Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd went on CNN's show Quest Means Business to discuss the first summit meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Rudd argued that President Xi would adopt a pragmatic approach to dealing with President Trump, despite the American President's heated rhetoric about China during the presidential campaign and after the election.
Rudd indicated that, given President Trump's clearly-stated economic priorities, the Chinese may be prepared to reach an arrangement with the United States on trade and investment disputes, in order to avoid an economic confrontation.
Regarding North Korea, Rudd said there was a need for the two leaders "to establish some rapport on this question, and open the door to a new combined diplomacy with North Korea," because the diplomatic initiatives thus far have not been effective. (9 min., 7 sec.)
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