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China Reality Check: The Trump-Xi Mar-a-Lago Meeting: Expectations and Implications

March 31, 2017 • 2:00 – 3:15 pm EDT
Please join us for a discussion in anticipation of the likely meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago in early April. This gathering will be an important milestone and help set the tone for the relationship in the years ahead. Although the meeting has not yet been officially announced, we believe that a serious discussion and analysis is warranted given the uncertainty at this juncture and potential trajectory of the relationship.
Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy will open the discussion with comments on the overall US-China relationship and historical significance of leadership meetings, focusing particularly on leadership meetings early on in administrations. Christopher K. Johnson will then discuss the importance of China’s domestic political environment in shaping Chinese leaders’ views of the United States generally and the presidents’ goals at the upcoming meeting specifically. Finally, Kevin Nealer will provide remarks about the economic and trade context of the bilateral relationship and potential issues for discussion at the Trump-Xi meeting.
Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy
Founding Director Emeritus
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Kevin Nealer
Principal and Partner
The Scowcroft Group
Christopher K. Johnson
Freeman Chair in China Studies
Center for Strategic & International Studies
Moderated by:
Scott Kennedy
Deputy Director, Freeman Chair in China Studies
Director, Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy
Center for Strategic & International Studies
Scott Kennedy
Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
Kevin Nealer
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Economics Program