The most consequential conversation on North Korea
during President Trump's trip will occur in Beijing, where a domestically empowered Chinese President Xi Jinping
will welcome an embattled American president . The urgency and public spotlight Trump has placed on the need to stop North Korea
's nuclear and missile programs, along with his focus on China's role in enabling North Korea
, has pushed China further than many observers have expected. But Trump needs full Chinese cooperation and enforcement of sanctions to achieve the maximum pressure required to stop North Korea
's nuclear pursuits, and it is doubtful that Xi will fully satisfy his administration.