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Chinese observers generally view the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a positive step towards denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.
People’s Liberation Army (PLA) veterans are a revered and honored class in China, and the political leadership is very sensitive to perceptions of their treatment and their potential for anti-regime collective action.
It has proven extremely difficult for China to deal effectively with Donald Trump’s economic agenda.
This article, my last as Monitor general editor and contributor, offers perspectives on the methods of analyzing Chinese leadership politics today.