Golez: Beware the Art of the Deal? This looks like a limp handshake. Favorable trade deal for China? I hope the "concessions did not include the South China Sea and the East China Sea. I can understand President Trump's concerns about North Korea's nuclear attack threat, but he should not overlook the threat of China outmaneuvering America in the Asia Pacific area by using the North Korea trump card (who knows if Kim Jong Un is part of the charade?. Beware, the art of the deal! I quote from this article in a UK based newspaper:
"Mr Trump said he would not declare China to be a currency manipulator, despite having repeatedly pledged to do so, in a report due this week and that the focus should now be on cooperation with Beijing.
"President Xi wants to do the right thing. We had a very good bonding, I think we had a very good chemistry together, I think he wants to help us with North Korea," Mr Trump told the Wall Street Journal.
"We talked trade, we talked a lot of things, and I said the way you're going to make a good trade deal is to help us with North Korea, otherwise we're just going to go it alone, that'll be all right too, but going it alone means going with lots of other nations."
"In a surprise move, China last night abstained rather than joining Russia in vetoing a UN security council resolution condemning the use of chemical weapons in Syria's Idlib province."