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Simmering Trump-Xi tensions shape landmark summit

Mr Trump will ultimately need to secure concessions from Beijing and appear to be looking for a grand bargain to help underpin a renewed basis for bilateral relations.

It remains genuinely unclear whether Mr Trump would up the ante this week with Mr Xi, or try to put bilateral relations on a more even keel after the early disruptions of his presidency. 

PRESIDENTS Donald Trump and Xi Jinping are making final preparations for their first face-to-face session on Thursday and Friday in Florida.  The meeting has potential to be the most important yet for Mr Trump with any foreign leader given the stakes in play in what is, in many respects, the...

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