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Trump and Xi: Little in Common Besides the Need to Improve Relations

Posted April 03, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


(Saša Petricic – CBC News)

The two men have very little in common.

Donald Trump, the flamboyant business tycoon and former reality show host, brash and belligerent, new to politics and to the U.S. presidency.

His golf club guest? Xi Jinping, a lifelong politician and bureaucrat who worked his way up from the local to the national stage, and seems set to rule China for many years to come. Modest and measured in public but shrewd and determined behind the scenes, where he exercises his power as president of China and leader of the Communist Party virtually unchallenged.

Xi has never been seen playing golf.

And it doesn’t seem like he’ll be taking it up, even as he meets Trump at the U.S. president’s Florida club, Mar-a-Lago, on Thursday. Click here to read more.

Related: Trudeau Ramps Up Courtship of Xi Amid China Free-Trade Talk (Bloomberg)