◎ Unless Xi resolves factional politics at home, China and the U.S. will find it very hard to get a trade deal.
◎ 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.
◎ The stalemate in Sino-U.S. trade negotiations has led to a stalemate in global geopolitics.
◎ A proposed schedule of nuclear and missile dismantling would be part of a good-faith showing by Kim.
◎ History has taught that an American president’s credibility on a major U.S. domestic issue can be transferable to tests of will in the international arena, for good or ill.
◎ From its establishment, Communist China has been committed to the destruction or the drastic reconstruction of the global order