Speaking on CGTN’s Point, Carnegie’s Christopher Smart explained that U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to China involves trying to figure out how China and the United States can confront the issue of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. The key to solving the challenge, he said, is forming principles on how to manage the relationship together. Smart noted that it is important for Beijing and Washington to maintain a single message and strategy. Beyond security, he added, U.S. officials are looking to see how China policy will develop on trade, specifically how China will engage with institutions and with the United States in regards to the steel industry and intellectual property rights.

This interview was originally broadcast on CGTN Point.