From stealing jobs to putting up trade barriers to manipulating currency, US President Donald Trump has accused China of being responsible for much of the economic woes in the US.
And Beijing is wary of Trump’s views on the one-China policy.
There are sharp divisions and Trump has already said on Twitter that Thursday’s meeting between the two leaders will be a “difficult one”.
So, can the business magnate drive a hard bargain with Chinese President Xi Jinping? And will the US president live up to his promise of a turnaround in relations?
Presenter: Nick Clark
John E. Herbst – former American diplomat
Graham Ong-Webb – research fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Einar Tangen – China analyst
Source: Al Jazeera News