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The incident came at an inopportune moment for the Trump administration, which recently called for slashing the overall budget for the Department of Housing and Urban Development by 13 percent in its 2018 proposal.
Normally, Washington and Beijing would announce a meeting between the two top leaders simultaneously, a way for both governments to make a display of mutual respect. This time, a local cop played a role.