I am kind of curious; how was Tillerson's attendance at meetings at Exxon going? Punctual? Chronically late? Found wandering the halls aimlessly? Any help what so ever would be great. Are we not supplying the right coffee, foot massage or straws that bend? Make America Great Again needs a budget.
By Jane Perlez
Beijing -Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and President Xi Jinping of China (click here) cast aside their differences on Sunday with a public display of cooperation, sidestepping areas of disagreement even as North Korea made another defiant statement by showing off a new missile engine.
In the highest-level face-to-face meeting between the two countries since Donald J. Trump became president, the two sides made no mention of other contentious issues, including possible punitive trade measures against China and Washington’s unhappiness with Beijing’s assertiveness in the South China Sea.
Mr. Xi, greeting the new secretary of state in an ornate room in the Great Hall of the People, thanked Mr. Tillerson for a smooth transition to the Trump administration and expressed his appreciation for the sentiment that “the China-U.S. relationship can only be defined by cooperation and friendship.”
At least in public, Mr. Tillerson adopted a far different tone than that of his boss, who said in a Twitter post on Friday that China had “done little to help” on North Korea, instead saying that the United States looked forward to stronger ties with China....
I thank President Xi Jinping for the warm welcome of Secretary Tillerson. Maybe the USA can also work with China on improving the health, both physical and mental health for North Korea. It would be a way of expressing the wishes the American people have for the North Korean people. Health of the people comes before a strong work force and economic improvements.
I think with some time THIS YEAR the Trump Administration will come to appreciate the dynamics of providing for 1.3 billion Chinese.