Trump-Xi Summit: Successful Businessman, Leader Attract Each OtherPosted: April 7, 2017
I am optimistic about Trump-Xi Jinping summit; therefore, I said in my post “See Through Trump’s Smokescreen before Trump-Xi Meeting” on March 31:
However, it is common sense that leaders of great nations meet not for quarrel but for resolving quarrel. If the two sides see no possibility of positive outcome of their meeting, they simply will not have the meeting.
There have been busy preparations before a meeting of top leaders of great nations can be a reality.
This blogger is sure that the meeting is simply impossible if the leaders are aware that nothing good will come out of the meeting.
However, shortly before announcement of the meeting, Trump tweeted. “The meeting next week with China will be a very difficult one in that we can no longer have massive trade deficits and job losses. American companies must be prepared to look at other alternatives”.
Why Trump has written such a tweet, knowing well of the possible good results from the meeting? I said in my post:
That is his smokescreen in order to make people believe it is impossible to obtain what he wants in the meeting. However, he is sure of the positive outcome but only wants to bring Americans a surprise. Obtaining something impossible in the meeting will impress Americans how clever and successful he is. He wants to win confidence among Americans through his success in his meeting with Xi especially when he is encountering so much opposition at home now.
Now, true enough, tremendous positive results have achieved in the meeting. That was why Reuters says in its report “At U.S.-China summit, Trump says he and Xi can overcome their many problems” yesterday:
“We have made tremendous progress in our relationship with China,” Trump told reporters as the two delegations met around tables flanked by large U.S. and Chinese flags. “We will be making additional progress. The relationship developed by President Xi and myself I think is outstanding.”
“And I believe lots of very potentially bad problems will be going away,” he added.
The photo on top shows the two leaders have become good friend. You may be surprised that they become good friends so quickly, but it is common for wise successful people to become friends at first sight.
Successful business leader and national leader attract each other.
China is lucky that Clinton who initiated US policy to contain China lost to Trump who dislikes Clinton’s policies.
Chinese president Xi Jinping has to seize the opportunity to establish friendship with the US to facilitate China’s peaceful rise.
People may wonder why no details have been announced about what the two leaders achieved in their summit.
For Trump, what he has achieved in the summit will be his long-term political capital. He certainly has to spend it gradually to counter the opposition he is sure to encounter in his four years of administration.
For Xi, what he promised Trump has to be gradually realized in his reform, including removal of state-owned sector’s monopoly and protectionist trade policies, allowing market to determine the exchange rate of Chinese currency, etc.
Comment by Chan Kai Yee on Reuters’ report, full text of which can be viewed at http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-idUSKBN1792KA.