Yves Tiberghien Discusses Trumps Meeting with Chinese President at Mar-a-Lago

Professor Yves Tiberghien recently sat down with The Globe and Mail for an op-ed article on Trump’s Mar-a-lago meeting with the Chinese President, April 8th 2017:

This week’s Mar-a-Lago summit meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping of China has been heralded as the most significant bilateral summit in decades. The world paused to witness the mighty clash between the two most powerful men on Earth and the painful confrontation of the declining superpower with its rising challenger.

After two days of meetings, which included chief strategist Steve Bannon and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in front positions, what have we learned? What came of this clash? And what are the implications for Canada?…Read More


Yves Tiberghien (Ph.D. Stanford University, 2002) is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and is the Director of the Institute of Asian Research at UBC. He is also the Executive Director of the UBC China Council, Co-Director of the UBC Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA), a Senior Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada, a Senior Fellow with the Global Summitry Project at the Munk School of Global Affairs, and a visiting professor at Tokyo University and Sciences-Po Paris.