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In China, Trump Places His Bets on Flattering Xi Jinping

November 9, 2017
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Mark Landler, Jane Perlez | The New York Times
President Trump heaped praise on President Xi Jinping of China on Thursday, blaming Mr. Trump’s own predecessors for China’s yawning trade surplus with the United States and saying he was confident that Mr. Xi could defuse the threat from North Korea.
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North Korea threat to dominate Trump’s Asia trip

November 3, 2017
Margaret Brennan | CBS
President Trump leaves Washington today on a 13-day trip to Asia. He will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines, but his tour is likely to be dominated by the nuclear threat from North Korea.
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In Tillerson’s China Stop, Questions on North Korea but Slim Chance of Clarity

September 29, 2017
David Sanger | The New York Times
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson is scheduled to arrive in Beijing early Saturday for a brief visit, amid confusing signals about President Trump’s position on two questions looming over the confrontation with North Korea: Is America’s long-term goal to overthrow its leader, Kim Jong-un, or just try to change his behavior? And what would it take to get negotiations with Pyongyang started?
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Trump eyes China sanctions while seeking its help on North Korea

August 14, 2017
Peter Baker, Jane Perlez | The New York Times
In a diplomatic gamble, President Trump is seeking to enlist China as a peacemaker in the bristling nuclear-edged dispute with North Korea at the very moment he plans to ratchet up conflict with Beijing over trade issues that have animated his political rise.
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Trump administration using sanctions to change North Korea's behavior

June 30, 2017
John Harwood, Ylan Mui | CNBC
CNBC's John Harwood and Ylan Mui report the highlights of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's comments on sanctions against a Chinese bank and individuals for facilitating financial transactions for North Korea.
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Ex-CIA officer charged with spying for China

June 23, 2017
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
Kevin Mallory, 60, was arrested by the FBI at his home in Leesburg, Virginia, on Thursday and brought to federal court in Alexandria to face preliminary charges of espionage and lying to federal officers.
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