◎ U.S. national security would benefit from Trump’s return to the core principles that guided his original instincts toward China and North Korea.
◎ The China threat toward Taiwan has to be confronted at some point.
◎ If Trump and Xi can make the tough decisions, they can avoid military confrontation that hardliners on both sides see as inevitable and even necessary.
◎ In Italy, Xi signals strong determination to push through reforms.
◎ Moral, political and diplomatic pressure on human rights will go a long way toward encouraging the emergence of the normal China the world and the Chinese people long have been promised.
◎ The stalemate in Sino-U.S. trade negotiations has led to a stalemate in global geopolitics.