Xi cannot change China’s stance even if he wanted to – which I frankly don’t believe one second. China is on the ropes. Its capacity to play its counterparts endlessly and engage in deception forever is eroded. It will promise whatever anyone wants to hear just in order to save himself for another year hoping that Trump will lose in 2020 and the new occupant in the White House will be friendlier towards China. Don’t count on China respecting anything they sign. Its the empire of the Middle – they are above all of us so cheating on us lowlifes is a good thing to them.
President Xi Jinping reiterated China’s commitment to economic openness and the global trading order, as officials close in on the first phase of a deal to end the trade war with the U.S.