Jimmy Carter: Trump should form advisory panel on China

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Jimmy Carter says President Donald Trump would benefit from a few behind-the-scenes advisers who could help improve U.S. relations with China.

Carter said in a speech Friday in Atlanta he plans to send Trump a letter urging him and Chinese President Xi Jinping to find a small group of six or so experts “who have faith and confidence and the need for future understanding and the avoidance of conflict between our two countries.”

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Carter said it’s an approach he used in the White House to work on relations with Japan in the 1970s. His remarks came during a symposium at the Carter Center marking 40 years since the U.S. and China struck an agreement to normalize diplomatic relations during Carter’s presidency.