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.
President Donald Trump says China is applying "tremendous pressure" on North Korea because of its own trade disputes with the United States. Trump praised his relationship with Kim Jong Un as "a very good and warm one."
As the rapprochement between Washington and Pyongyang has stalled, China and South Korea are exploring options that could lead to more nuclear concessions from Kim Jong Un and unlock a diplomatic stalemate.
China is deploying long-distance bombers, while the US is sending out destroyers on patrol. Though the tension in the South China Sea is mounting, DW’s Frank Sieren is doubtful it will turn into a military conflict.
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe can no longer rely on his good personal relationship with US President Donald Trump when the two leaders meet in Florida. A number of issues can make or break the partnership. Martin Fritz reports.
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