Trump arrives in China for meetings with Xi
President Donald Trump is making his first official visit to China amid regional tensions on trade and North Korea.


Trump landed in Beijing on Wednesday following events in South Korea. He is scheduled to meet multiple times with China's President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) during the two-day visit.


Xi was treating Trump to a lavish welcoming ceremony and tour of the Forbidden City, home to China's ancient imperial palaces. The visit comes hours after Trump addressed South Korea's National Assembly and pressured China to stop supporting North Korea.


Trump made equalizing trade with China a centerpiece of his presidential campaign. But he has signaled that he may ease up in exchange for China's help with North Korea.


China is the third stop on Trump's Asia tour. The trip opened in Japan.


First published: 11.08.17, 09:13