Former President Donald Trump spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ahead of expected meetings with the leaders of Asia’s two biggest economies at a Group of 20 nations summit in Germany. The threat posed by North Korea was a key topic in phone calls between U.S. President Donald Trump and the leaders of China and Japan, along with trade issues.
Trump has spoken to the two leaders regarding the North Korea issue before. The U.S. noted that it views North Korea as a “growing threat.” The White House noted Trump “looked forward” to meeting with both Xi and Abe at the G-20 summit that is to be held in Germany starting Friday.
“President Trump raised the growing threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. President Trump reiterated his determination to seek more balanced trade relations with America’s trading partners,” the White House said in a readout statement of Trump’s call to Xi Jinping, the Chinese president.
Recently U.S. National Economic Council Chairman Gary Cohn said that China has set in place many predatory rules regarding the economic relationships between the countries. It also looks as if China is accusing America of “serious political and military provocation” because as per China’s claims, an American destroyer sailed too close to an island in the South China Sea.
Trump also focused on North Korea in his call with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “The two leaders exchanged views on the growing threat from North Korea, including their unity with respect to increasing pressure on the regime,” said a White House statement.
Overview of the Situation
Donald Trump spoke to the leaders of China and Japan about North Korea. Trump expressed his concerns on how North Korea is a ‘growing threat’ to America. All three leaders agree and are of the opinion that North Korea is a threat. The proposition of a “denuclearized Korean Peninsula” is also being considered. The leaders spoke about North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs and how China, America and Japan should come together to put a stop to this. Trump looks forward to meeting Shinzo Abe and Xi Jinping at the upcoming G-20 summit in Germany.
Things You Might Not Know About Donald Trump
Donald John Trump Born on 14th June 1946 is an American politician and a businessman. He is the founder of Trump Media & Technology Group. Trump was the 45th President of the United States of America. He is a member of the Republican party. He also co-produced and hosted the reality TV show The Apprentice.
After graduating from the Wharton School with a bachelor’s degree he became the President of his father’s real estate company and renamed it The Trump Organization. He diversified the business by entering the construction industry, he also had many side ventures.
Trump served as the President till he lost the 2020 presidential elections to Democrat Nominee Joe Biden. Former President Donald Trump’s political agendas have been described by the Left as populist, protectionist, isolationist and nationalist. He first started his political career when he tried running for the California and Michigan primaries but later dropped out. Donald Trump even considered running for the presidency in 2011 against then-President Barack Obama but later announced that he won’t contest in the elections that year but later ran in the 2016 elections and won.
About Shinzo Abe
Shinzo Abe, born on 21st September 1954, is a former Japanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan and President of the Liberal Democratic Party from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 2020. He is the longest-serving prime minister in Japanese history.
Abe also served as Chief Cabinet Secretary from 2005 to 2006 under Junichiro Koizumi. Abe was elected to the House of Representatives in the 1993 election. He was appointed Chief Cabinet Secretary by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi in September 2005, before replacing him as prime minister and LDP president in September 2006. Abe resigned as the Prime Minister of Japan after only one year in office due to medical complications, though after he recovered he made an unexpected political comeback.
Abe studied public administration and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Seikei University in 1977. He later moved to the United States and studied public policy at the University of Southern California’s School of Policy, Planning and Development (then the USC Price School of Public Policy) for three semesters.
Abe began his career when he started working at Kobe Steel in 1979. He left the company in 1982 and pursued a number of government positions including executive assistant to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, private secretary to the chairperson of the LDP General Council, and private secretary to the LDP secretary-general.
About Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping, born on 15th June 1953, is a Chinese politician who has been serving as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and Chairman of the Central Military Commission since 2012, and President of the People’s Republic of China since 2013. Xi has been the paramount leader of China, the most prominent political leader in the People’s Republic of China, since 2012.
After studying chemical engineering at Tsinghua University as a “Worker-Peasant-Soldier student”, Xi rose through the ranks politically in China’s coastal provinces. Xi was governor of Fujian from 1999 to 2002, before becoming Governor and Party Secretary of neighbouring Zhejiang from 2002 to 2007. Xi was transferred to replace Party Secretary of Shanghai, Chen Liangyu, for a brief period in 2007.
In 2008, he was designated as Hu Jintao’s presumed successor as the paramount leader; to that end, Xi was appointed Vice President of the PRC and Vice Chairman of the CMC. He officially received the title of “Leadership core” from the CCP in 2016. Xi has also been a member of the PSC since 2007.
In 2018, he abolished presidential term limits. Since assuming power, Xi has introduced far-ranging measures to enforce party discipline and impose internal unity. Xi has often been described as a dictator or an authoritarian leader by political and academic observers.
Xi’s political thoughts have been incorporated into the party and national constitution. As the central figure of the fifth generation of leadership of the PRC, Xi has significantly centralised institutional power by taking on a wide range of leadership positions, including chairing the newly formed National Security Commission, as well as new steering committees on economic and social reforms, military restructuring and modernization, and the Internet.