Donald Trump and Xi Jinping will meet for the first time on Thursday to discuss trade tensions, North Korea's nuclear ambitions and more.
Trump said in an interview with the Financial Times, that China has great influence over North Korea and that "China will either decide to help us with North Korea, or they won't.
In the run-up to Carrie Lam's victory, student leaders eschewed public protests and opted instead to use social media, leaflets and street booths to present their case that the election was undemocratic.
In a tweet, Trump said the highly anticipated first meeting between the leaders of the world's two largest economies, "will be a very difficult one."
The U.S. president enjoys playing golf with world leaders, but Xi is unlikely to play when the pair meet in April.
"It's not easy to be an activist facing the largest authoritarian regime in the world," says Demosisto campaigner Derek Lam.
China is Australia's biggest trading partner and the two have a wide-ranging free trade deal.
The 100 richest lawmakers have a combined wealth close to the GDP of Belgium, totaling more than $507 billion.
Beijing faces a risk of a short-lived victory as "Trump will not want to be seen as having caved in.'
The two premiers have not spoken directly since Trump's inauguration as U.S. president.
The British prime minister is seeking to cement international ties ahead of leaving the EU.
China is seizing moral authority on the issue of climate change.
Beijing is projecting dwindling growth for some time.
"Trade protectionism and self-isolation will benefit no one," Xi told an invited audience at the United Nations in Geneva.
China is looking to position itself as the guarantor of global trade after Donald Trump's election.
President Xi Jinping made a vigorous defence of globalization at the World Economic Forum.