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Trump and Xi Jinping meet to discuss 'war today' with North Korea

China’s Xi meets Trump urges trade cooperation Donald Trump and Xi Jinping 'made tremendous progress' at summit
Howard Terry | 20 April, 2017, 00:30

At a critical point early in his presidency, US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping finished their two-day meeting Friday with a new path forward on trade talks.

In between meetings, protests and a visit to a local school, Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping and their wives were entertained by Trump's grandchildren at Mar-a-Lago this week.

"Looking over Trump's remarks, he was able to say everything he wanted to and conveyed his thoughts clearly, without causing misunderstanding, to President Xi", Chun Yung-woo, a former presidential national security adviser and head of the Korean Peninsula Future Forum, told the JoongAng Ilbo on Sunday.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Friday said the two sides agreed to speed up trade talks to help close a lopsided imbalance in China's favour, a common campaign-trail complaint of Trump's.

President Donald Trump today hailed the tremendous progress made by the U.S. in its relationship with China and said he expects "lots of very potential bad problems to go away" in future.

On trade issues, Trump also called for China to "level the playing field" for American workers, stressing the need for reciprocal market access.

Tillerson was briefing reporters Friday after President Donald Trump's two-day summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago.

Experts say China, which along with Russian Federation has repeatedly blocked United Nations resolutions against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, will have been both discombobulated and upset at how Trump's air strikes overshadowed the summit.

Many Republican members of Congress welcomed the more forceful stance against North Korea, but there was disagreement in the Democratic ranks.

Tillerson said President Trump's trip to China would be a "state visit" in 2017, but gave no other details.

If mishandled, disagreements over approaches to North Korea or bilateral trade could destabilize Northeast Asia or tank the global economy.

With North Korea, the underlying issues are just as complex, but the threat of a nuclear conflict - or even a devastating conventional military attack on South Korea and Japan - makes the stakes far higher.

China Daily said both parties appeared "equally enthusiastic about the constructive relationship they have promised to cultivate".

Xi had arrived at the meeting with a gift of "tweetable deliverables", sources said - peace offerings on Trump s signature issues of trade and jobs that were meant to smooth ties.

Trump asked Xi for ideas on how to proceed, but held out the possibility of unilateral action.

Trade remains Trump's chief grouse against China, which has a trade surplus of $347 billion with the United States, and he, as presidential candidate, had accused China of cheating, by manipulating their currency, and had once even accused China of "raping" the US.

"President Xi I think expressed an appreciation for the President letting him know and providing the rationale and said, as it was told to me, indicated that he understood that such a response is necessary when people are killing children", Tillerson said, describing the exchange.

Their comments were echoed by a front-page commentary in the overseas edition of the ruling Communist Party's official People's Daily, which said the meeting established the tone for the development of US-China relations.

With a US aircraft carrier group, USS Carl Vinson, steaming to the Korean peninsula and tension rising, South Korea said it believed the United States would consult it before any pre-emptive strike against the North.

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