DW takes a look at the two-day gathering in Florida, which comes after the US president hit out at Beijing's trade policies and labelled it a currency manipulator, fanning fears of a trade war between the world's top two economies.
The US does not want a "Cold War" policy towards China, US top diplomat Mike Pompeo said at a high-level summit with Chinese officials in Washington. The two sides traded blows over militarization in the South China Sea.
President Trump and Chinese leader Xi agreed to a 90-day stop to new tariffs in a step to slow an ongoing trade war. The meeting came on the heels of a G20 summit that called for revamping world trade rules.
Beijing has been making big steps recently toward solidifying a sphere of influence in the Asia-Pacific. Defending these interests will require a buildup of Chinese naval power that could heighten conflict with the US.
China's ongoing trade spat with the US has dominated Japan PM Shinzo Abe's visit to the country. The first Sino-Japanese summit since 2011 could further thaw relations between Asia's two biggest economies.
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