HEARD IN BEIJING"The relationship is very special — the relationship that I have with President Xi."
- Donald Trump, President of the United States
Some context: Trump said that after sharing steak with Xi on Saturday. The personal rapport between the two men has put a pause on the trade war, but is unlikely to reverse the long-term downward trajectory of the bilateral relationship. More in the Tip Sheet below.We have a special relationship with our readers. Help us create a shared China watching community for mankind by forwarding this email to friends and colleagues, who can can click here to subscribe.And let us know what you think!THE TIP SHEETDRIVING THE DAY1. Escalation of trade war postponed
After months of build up and anticipation, Xi Jinping met with Donald Trump in Buenos Aires on Saturday.The two men – accompanied by a slew of top aides – had a working dinner.The big outcome: The two men agreed not to escalate the trade war – for now. But th…