China is far more dependent on trade today than it was during the crackdown on 1989. But Xi also wants to resolve the situation promptly.
Cooper's segment, titled "There's something about a dictator," detailed the president's concerning rapport with the world's most controversial leaders.
The Chinese premier's work was vital in enabling Trump and Kim Jong Un to meet at the border of the two Koreas on Sunday, an editorial argued.
Individuals visiting the booth said they would prefer to use something other than a hammer, apparently in an expression of frustration over the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China.
Even a flicker of the notion that the leadership was jumping at the behest of a foreign power is politically toxic in China.
Chinese authorities recently blocked Trump confident Michael Pillsbury from visiting Beijing after the U.S. tightened scrutiny on Chinese experts visiting America.
"At this moment, patience is probably the most important thing," the editorial in The Global Times said.
"A focus on personal relationships is important, but it has to be coupled with a hard-nosed business of diplomacy," said William Burns, a former deputy secretary of state.
"We need to carefully plan the overall development of the islands and reefs based on their different functions, taking into account their complementary relationship," a Communist Party official said.
"The share of total U.S. agricultural exports to China in value terms is projected to be 6 percent, down sharply, with China falling from the top market in 2017 to fifth place," USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson said.
"For U.S. soy producers, if the trade war ends tomorrow, we will likely not get back to where we were before the trade war started," Mark Albertson, the director of strategic market development at the Illinois Soybean Association, said.
"The United States has been using state power to smear and attack specific Chinese enterprises," said a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, one day after the U.S. Justice Department unveiled a slew of charges against telecom giant Huawei.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said there's a need for creating "structural reforms" and "penalties" in order to restore standard trade with China.
The Chinese president warned that "many domestic and foreign forces" are trying to "cultivate opponents of the government."
While Muslims have been the main target of China's crackdown and "Sinification" policies, Christian groups have also faced oppressive policies.
The duel for economic superiority between Beijing and Washington D.C. has cost each country $2.9 billion a year.
"The U.S. no longer sees China as [a] strategic partner, but a strategic adversary," Professor Graham Allison warned.
Leaked diplomatic cables quote Xi as warning that China "would not submit to bullying...even if a trade war hurt everybody."
Throughout China, there has been an increasing perception that the arrest of Huawei's CFO was a "political kidnapping" carried out in conjunction with the United States.
Marty Kady, the editor of Politico Pro pointed out on Twitter that Meng's detention was the "equivalent of an Apple or Facebook exec being arrested in China."