China’s foreign ministry has confirmed Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump will meet at Mar-a-Lago on April 6 and 7. Tensions between the two nations have eased, especially after Trump agreed to honor the One-China policy that had been in place for decades after a phone call with Xi in February. The timing of the meeting may be concerning as the US review of China’s market economy will be released by the World Trade Organization as early as this week. Additionally, President Trump made accusations of unfair trade practices and currency manipulation against China during his presidential campaign.
The official White House statement regarding the visit said “the two leaders will discuss global, regional, and bilateral issues of mutual concern.” These topics will likely include the recent missile tests of North Korea, the recent deployment of a THAAD system to South Korea by the US and the rising tensions in the South China Sea.