Senior government delegations led by U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping were initially tight-lipped about the results of their two-day meeting last week at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
“To my understanding, as of now, there is yet to be any black-and-white fact sheet or communique or the like to have come out of this meeting,” Nate Olson, director of the Stimson Center’s Trade21 initiative, said at a Stimson Center event Monday.
“I was surprised. I think we’ve all been spoiled by the Obama administration, which produced endless documents for … these things,” William Reinsch, a distinguished fellow at the Stimson Center and the former president of the National Foreign Trade Council, said Monday at an event hosted by the Stimson Center.
“President Trump has been saying that he’s going to be negotiating with China to have a grand bargain and strike deals,” said Yun Sun, a senior associate at the center’s East Asia program.
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