◎ The propaganda narratives in Xinhua lay the groundwork for Xi to agree to U.S. demands on sensitive issues like structural reform without losing face at home.
◎ Xi could have summoned Kim to Beijing to signal cooperation with America on North Korean denuclearization and improve the odds of successful trade talks.
◎ From its establishment, Communist China has been committed to the destruction or the drastic reconstruction of the global order
◎ The 90-day trade talks, if successful, will tackle U.S. national security concerns at its root.
◎ Xi faces very high levels of political risk in the next 90 days.