Trump Suggests Face-to-Face Meeting With Xi to Discuss Hong Kong Protests

  • 2019-08-15
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Trump Suggests Face-to-Face Meeting With Xi to Discuss Hong Kong Protests

 

President Trump has suggested a different approach to diplomacy in an effort to solve the crisis surrounding the protests in Hong Kong.

Trump wants to sit down and have a face-to-face meeting with China's leader Xi Jinping to discuss the issues facing Hong Kong, China, and the world.

According to Fox News:

President Trump in a tweet Wednesday evening suggested a “personal meeting” with Chinese President Xi Jinping amid tensions in Hong Kong and fears that an escalating trade war could trigger a global recession.

“I have ZERO doubt that if President Xi wants to quickly and humanely solve the Hong Kong problem, he can do it,” Trump tweeted. Personal meeting?”

 

The president’s tweet came after weeks of sometimes violent clashes between pro-democracy protesters and police in Hong Kong that started over a now-defunct extradition bill that would allow defendants to be tried in mainland China. The unrest included massive protests at Hong Kong's airport that resulted in more than 100 flight cancellations.

One possibility for a face-to-face meeting between Trump and Xi could be in advance of the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York City, which is scheduled to begin Sept. 17.

  President Trump has taken a different approach to China than past administrations and despite scrutiny looks to be continuing along that path.

 Source: TTN

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