A potential meeting between China’s President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump at next month’s G20 summit has been flagged for the first time by a Chinese insider. Although a meeting between the two presidents has been widely expected, a former Chinese central bank chief has confirmed that the two leaders will indeed meet in Osaka – although he added that Beijing was not optimistic about achieving a breakthrough in the US-China trade negotiations. “Leaders of China and the US will meet late next month in Japan and I believe there will be positive news [from the meeting],” said Dai Xianglong, former governor … (full story)

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