In a world confused and disturbed by Trump, China will find it easier to play down its own lack of transparency and accountability. Maybe, finally, it will be able to convert its economic power into political influence.
Washington, D.C.—President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin for an hour as some of his advisers look on in the Oval Office on January 28. From left are Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Vice President Mike Pence, White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, Press Secretary Sean Spicer and National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Trump and Putin vowed to improve relations between the two countries and talked about fighting terrorism and expanding economic ties, but neither mentioned the possible lifting of U.S. sanctions against Russia, The New York Times reported.Launch Slideshow 4 PHOTOS
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