Executive Intelligence Review


President Trump and Xi Jinping To Meet at the G20 Summit at Buenos Aires

Oct. 11, 2018 (EIRNS)—U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping plan to meet at the G20 summit in Argentina, the Wall Street Journal reported today, citing officials in both countries. The G20 Summit is scheduled to be held at Buenos Aires on Nov. 30-Dec. 1.

In another report today, the New York Post wrote that the White House is moving ahead with plans for President Trump to sit down with China’s leader, amid increasing tensions between the two countries over trade, during the G20 summit meeting. The Trump Administration—pushed, says the Journal, by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow—has been in contact with Beijing in recent days to go ahead with the meeting with President Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires.

The Journal also reports that President Trump has dedicated a team to prepare for his summit with President Xi. One man involved in the planning is Christopher Nixon Cox, the grandson of President Richard Nixon, whose trip to China in 1972 eventually led to diplomatic relations between the two nations. The planning team on the Chinese side is led by Vice-Premier and Politburo member Liu He, China’s Harvard-educated top economist.

President Putin and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, i.e. all the leaders of the Four Powers, are also expected to attend the G20, where the possibility of a Putin-Trump meeting has also been discussed.