Xi takes a call from Trump; Xi Thought study…

President Trump arranged a call with General Secretary Xi Jinping and they have agreed to meet at the G-20 next week: As mentioned yesterday, vice foreign minister Zheng Zeguang was recently in DC. I heard yesterday from several people that his meetings did not go well, that he met lower ranking officials than he had asked for, and that he spent much of his time haranguing US officials for being solely responsible for the trade war and breakdown in the relationship. I also heard that regardless of how badly his meetings went, President Trump really wanted to meet Xi next week, so the decider has spoken.

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