#China to approve new 5-year plan in Oct, state media report. Pres. Xi & leaders pledge to ensure support for H2 (monetary policy to be more flexible, targeted; fiscal more proactive.) Xi also said China would strive to achieve 2020 econ, social goals.
How silly of this Chinese tycoon not to know: China's Pres Xi Jinping is infallible, particularly his handling of the coronavirus (what cover-up at the outset that let the virus go global?). Any contrary statement is subject to criminal prosecution.
Pres. Trump was weak in talks with China’s Pres. Xi He sold out for phony promises that China would buy some soybeans in order to help his re-elect But it didn’t work. Farmers are still hurting! This is not what he promised. It's not what farmers want.
Last year as China began tightening its grip on Hong Kong, Pres. Trump told Pres. Xi he would look the other way on China's abuses. Now—Pres. Trump will forever be known as the president who lost Hong Kong to the Chinese Communist Party because of his mollycoddling of Pres. Xi.
WaPo got Bolton book too. “Pres. Trump asked Chinese Pres. Xi Jinping to help him win the 2020 U.S. election...”
FACT-CHECK: The WHO was publicly urging countries *in Jan.* to prepare for "containment" defined by "active surveillance, early detection, isolation, case management and contact tracing." Trump was wrongly claiming the virus would "work out well" and thanking Pres. Xi in Jan.