Instead, they should try to manage and mitigate the challenges and not allow them to hold back the overall relationship. China and some other countries have also in the past manipulated down the value of their currencies - a move that gives their exporters a price edge in foreign markets.
Gu Gu was not hurt in the attack, although the zookeepers noted that he lost his appetite for a day and a half.
The day happened to be the first anniversary of Trump winning a surprise victory in the 2016 US election.
The same goes for services, foreign direct investment (FDI) and US Treasury securities.
The website says the dog was inspired by Eric and Lara Trump's own beagle, Charlie. But China doesn't seem to think so. "The US-China relations are definitely on an upward trajectory".
William Zarit, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, said the deals pointed to "a strong, vibrant bilateral economic relationship" between the two countries. Today, they are made in China; in many cases, by foreign companies, including US firms. After all, China is a country with one-fifth of the world's population but whose per capita GDP is only one-seventh of that of the US.
"I do not blame China or any other country, of which there are many, for taking advantage of the United States on trade", Trump said.
"China has done remarkable things, it's a low-cost manufacturer, it deserves credit for its progress there". But in 2018-2019, unit sales in China will soar to 31 million, which is almost twice the size of the US market. For his part, Xi was only too happy to dodge.
Yet Xi shouldn't feel too proud of himself. That would help control risky debt and enliven sagging productivity.
OCBC's insurance subsidiary Great Eastern Holdings has a representative office in Beijing. Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang pledged to improve the investment climate, and to treat all companies equally.
Under the leadership of Trump's sons, Eric and Donald Jr., the company launched a chain called Scion aimed at young business travelers. They will also expand cooperation in trade, the military, law enforcement and people-to-people exchanges, among other areas. When these two alpha males meet for the second time this year, but on China's turf this time, the rest of the world is wondering: who will get most of what he wants and who will cave? So is the Forbidden City, the home of China's imperial royalty, where Mr. Xi and Ms. Peng awaited the arrival of their guests. Once back in Washington, Trump may toughen his stance and press Xi harder. Emulating General Electric and Caterpillar, US companies would adopt a more active role in the China-supported One Road, One Belt (OBOR) initiatives. "Those days are over".
Yet she acknowledged that time had been reserved on his public schedule for at least one meeting with a foreign leader.