Only one of 22 Democrats, the largest field ever, will face President Trump in November 2020. No doubt, Trump's trade agenda, focusing on IP, market access, and the $375 billion (2017) trade deficit, will play a major role, in part because of the electoral college importance in key export states like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.
While protectionist rhetoric is on the rise, the fact remains that we live in an integrated global economy. US/China trade grew from $33 billion (1992) to $772 billion in 2017. The United States is the single largest export market to China, and China is the 3rd largest export market to the United States.
In as much as there is a great deal to negotiate, there is also abundant shared interest, including bilateral pressure levied upon North Korea to end its nuclear program.
First 15-20 minutes is for networking
Sandwiches and beverages included