Editorial: History Hands Xi, Trump a Golden Opportunity

The first face-to-face meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump on April 6 and 7 will have profound political, economic and military implications for the world, especially the Western Pacific.

The talks at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort echo President Xi's 2013 visit with then-President Barack Obama at the Sunnylands estate in California, three months after the Chinese leader took office. The meeting between Xi and Trump should similarly serve as an opportunity for the world’s two largest economic powers to cement mutual understanding, foster mutual interests and set aside disagreements.

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