Donald Trump is yet to speak directly with the leader of Asian and global powerhouse China, and the President’s “worst call by far” phone conversation with Malcolm Turnbull could be to blame.
In the absence of a direct conversation, the US President broke the ice with Xi Jinping on Thursday by writing the Chinese President a letter.
The letter thanked Xi for his congratulatory note on Mr Trump’s inauguration and wished the Chinese people a prosperous Lunar New Year of the Rooster, the White House said in a statement.
“President Trump stated that he looks forward to working with President Xi to develop a constructive relationship that benefits both the United States and China,” it said.
Despite China responding by saying it attached great importance to China-US ties, there is reportedly a hesitance to take Mr Trump’s call.
Source: The New Daily