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In a diplomatic gamble, Donald Trump mulls sanctions against China

Despite such a move, he expects China help while dealing with North Korea

Jane Perlez & Peter Baker | NYT  |  Beijing 

In a diplomatic gamble, President Donald 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. Trump spoke late Friday with his counterpart, President Xi Jinping of China, to press the Chinese to do more to rein in North Korea as it races toward development of long-range nuclear weapons that could reach the United States. Xi sought to lower the temperature after Trump’s vow to rain down “fire and ...

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First Published: Mon, August 14 2017. 02:04 IST