President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping and US President Donald J. Trump first met in person at the American President’s golf club in Mar-a-Lago, Florida on 6th and 7th April, 2017. This event was significant not only because the representatives of the two strongest powers in the world held discussions but also because the slowly shaping Trump Administration and the Chinese party leadership that was transformed in October through the personal changes of the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party can lay down the groundwork for the cooperation facilities of the two states in the following years.
Viktor Eszterhai is a senior analyst at the Pallas Athene Innovation and Geopolitical Foundation (PAIGEO). He completed his Ph.D. in History at Eötvös Loránd University in 2018. Between 2014 and 2015 he was a senior scholar at Tsinghua University, Department of International Relations and in 2017 he was visiting scholar at Fudan Development Institute. His research topics are the Chinese characteristics in foreign policy; China and Central and Eastern European relations; non-western international relations theory.