China's President Xi Jinping will meet Donald Trump in Florida, ending weeks of speculation that they were set for face-to-face discussions on thorny issues dividing the world's top two economies.

China's President Xi Jinping will meet Donald Trump in Florida, ending weeks of speculation that they were set for face-to-face discussions on thorny issues dividing the world's top two economies.

As a candidate, Donald Trump had one country — other than the U.S. — in his sights: China. Now, as president, it’s time for Trump to do business. The president says he’s expecting a “difficult” first meeting when his Chinese counterpart joins him in Florida this week. How well they hit it off could set the tone for U.S.-China relations for at least the next four years.

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  • Gideon Rachman Chief foreign affairs columnist for Financial Times and author of a new book, "Easternization: Asia's Rise and America's Decline from Obama to Trump and Beyond"
  • Sheila Smith Senior fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; author of "Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China"
  • Shaun Rein Founder and managing director of the China Market Research Group based in Shanghai and author of "The End of Cheap China"

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