With the visit to Beijing by Kim Jong-un, it's looking more likely that a Trump-Kim summit will take place.
The meeting may even take place in Beijing.
Getting a North Korea deal is important to Trump, and given his loose play with facts, it won't have to be much in order for him to claim credit. Kicking the can down the road will be enough for him to declare victory. Fox News will help him celebrate.
If John Bolton survives to make the trip, he'll swallow his past belligerence and climb on board, happy to be in the spotlight. He is a kiss-up/kick-down type of guy.
South Korea is unlikely to scuttle a Trump deal. They are in it for the long haul and recognize that the real work starts once Trump decamps for home.
But what will China want?
Most obviously, Xi will want out from under the prospect of a trade war with the US. But is that all? Not likely.
Xi would like the US to lighten up on the South China Sea. He also wants to nip growing US support for Taiwan in the bud.
Hopefully, that linkage will be a bridge too far for team Trump.