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President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping toast at a banquet in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

A few days after the US election, China’s Xi Jinping gave an ominous warning to Obama — and to Trump

"We prefer to have a good relationship with the United States," Chinese President Xi Jinping told US President Barack Obama. "That is good for the world. But every action will have a reaction."
Xi Jinping

The Trump-Kim summit is over, but it’s China’s vision that emerged dominant

China has repeatedly proposed a 'dual suspension' initiative for North Korea, in which Pyongyang suspends its nuclear programme in exchange for the US and South Korea to suspend joint military exercises. Trump appears to have come around to that view by proposing in Singapore to halt war games.
President Donald Trump

Trump is already backtracking on the China trade agreement, days after celebrating the deal

President Donald Trump is starting to backtrack on the China trade agreement just days after praising the deal. The reason is unclear but it may have to do with the breakdown of North Korea summit talks and the heavy criticism of the deal from both parties.
US President Donald Trump takes part in a welcoming ceremony with China's President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017.

Trump calls out China for helping North Korea — and it highlights how Kim Jong Un is winning the talks

ANALYSIS: If Kim Jong Un's diplomacy has bought him more economic support from China, then he's gained a massive boost for the talks. If Kim drives a wedge between Washington and Beijing, there's little else President Trump can do to pressure North Korea besides war.
U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with a performer at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, November 8, 2017.

Trump is hyping up US-China trade talks even as his supporters are bashing the deal

China's firm stance and refusal to budge apparently didn't scrap the talks, as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin emerged Saturday saying the trade war and associated tariffs were, for now, "on hold."

Senate Republicans are warning Trump about the risks of his plan to get Chinese smartphone giant ZTE back in business

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are skeptical that President Donald Trump is up to the task of properly assessing and combatting the security risks posed by Chinese smartphone maker ZTE, suggesting the White House is taking a predominantly economic approach to resolve disputes with one of the world's largest smartphone companies.

ZTE is just the most obvious of all the signs that China is playing Trump

OPINION: The signs that China and North Korea are playing Trump were subtle until Sunday when he tweeted that he would back down from punishing a Chinese company that violated sanctions against North Korea and Iran. Now it's clear Trump's much vaunted deal making ability will not be applied here.

Trump says he told his Commerce Department to lift a trade ban on Chinese phone company ZTE

ZTE, which has more than 70,000 employees and has supplied networks or equipment to some of the world's biggest telecoms companies, said in early May that it had halted its main operations as a result of the US Commerce Department's "denial order."
A composite photo showing Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping in 2018, and their fathers Kim Jong Il and Xi Zhongxun in 1983.

Vintage video of Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping’s dads on a diplomatic trip in 1983 shows their deep family bond

Footage recorded for state media in 1983 shows Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un's father, sitting next to Xi Zhongxu, Xi Jinping's father, when a North Korean delegation visited China. Their sons later rose to the highest levels of power in their respective nations, and make similar visits to each other.

Trump will speak to Xi Jinping — right after Kim Jong Un made a surprise visit to see him in China

Trump to speak to Xi Jinping after surprise Kim Jong Un trip to China