Let's hope that doesn't happen.
The assault ship Wasp had been due to make a port call in Hong Kong next month.
Prosperity built upon the U.S.-led open trading order now enables China to consume more American imports and export less.
It seems that Beijing regards the meeting as a warm-up exercise between the two leaders.
While Asia embraces globalization, the popular tide turns against it in the West.
Trying to drive a wedge between Moscow and Beijing will only hurt Washington's relations with both.
Trump has by many expert accounts thrown into peril the understanding that American and Chinese governments and their diplomats have been building since the 1970s.
Through a series of unwise if not reckless moves, Donald Trump has already harmed the world's most significant bilateral relationship and, by doing so, is taking our global village on a dangerous path since there can't be global prosperity and peace without strong China-U.S. synergies.
Even if Xi Jinping were to counter Trump's twitter storm with gale-force tweets of his own, it's fair to assume that the president-elect wouldn't be swayed. American leaders don't view U.S. power projection through the lens of those on the receiving end.