It’s good to talk, but China, US remain locked in a strategic struggle, observers say

Meanwhile, Jake Parker, vice-president for China operations at the US-China Business Council, said that the presidents’ telephone call created an opportunity for the two countries to discuss their many disputes – from the trade imbalance to China’s forced technology transfers – but none of them would be easy to resolve. “They are maybe too complex to be solved in just one meeting,” he said. “But the leadership summit could lay the groundwork for how to proceed.”