Xi-Trump meeting boosts dynamism in China-US ties – Editorial – Global Times

English: The Great Wall of China, near Beijing...

English: The Great Wall of China, near Beijing in July 2006. This is a section of Mutianyu. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Xi Jinping 习近平

Xi Jinping 习近平 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an important editorial from China‘s leading newspaper, the Global Times. The article suggests that the immediate effect of the two-day summit has experienced an influx of tremendous dynamism into the complicated China-US relationship. It cautiously concludes that the world’s anxieties over uncertainties can now find a level of solace through optimistic expectations.

Source: Xi-Trump meeting boosts dynamism in China-US ties – Global Times

Both the US and China were looking for a win-win meeting, which both presidents could present to their respective domestic audiences.

Trump has accepted a reciprocal state visit to China and both sides have agreed to structured talks on a wide range of issues.

This is good news and comes at the same time as a short-term chill in US relations with Russia, following the US intervention in Syria – bombing an airport used for launching military planes dropping chemical weapons.

Thoughts?

 

Grumbling mounts in China, even in the party. Is President Xi losing his grip? – The Washington Post

In this excellent article, the Washington Post reports on an extraordinary outburst of public criticism that has emerged from the highest levels of the elite in China.

Source: Grumbling mounts in China, even in the party. Is President Xi losing his grip? – The Washington Post

Personally, I have always been an admirer of President Xi and believe that he has been an effective leader but he needs to watch his back.

Thoughts?