The meeting between the presidents of China and the US is perhaps the most important one at the international level as they represent the two most powerful countries in the world. The timing of the first summit between Xi Jinping and Donald Trump further outlines the need of finding a modus vivendi. A few hours after Xi’s landing in the US Trump ordered from his Mar-a-Lago resort military airstrikes against Syria responding to the release of information about a chemical attack in the northern part of the country. Subsequently, 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired against Al Shayrat airfield in Syria.
Following the Trump-Xi meeting in Florida Dr George Tzogopoulos wrote two commentaries analysing future perspectives for the bilateral relationship as well as for international relations.
- The first titled: ‘The Xi-Trump summit is only the beginning of their direct meetings‘ was published on the website of China Radio International
- The second titled: ‘Sino-American relations after Xi’s Florida visit‘ was published on china.org.cn