U.S. President Trump lands in China for three-day visit

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President Donald Trump landed in the Chinese capital less than three hours ago following his visits to Japan and South Korea.
Oh Jung-hee tells us what he and Chinese President Xi Jinping will be working on... during Trump's three-day visit.
U.S. President Donald Trump landed in Beijing on Wednesday afternoon,... for his three-day visit to China -- the third stop of his five-nation Asia tour.
This is President Trump's first visit to China since taking office... as well as the first state visit Chinese President Xi Jinping has received... since the end of the 19th Chinese Party Congress.

Diplomatic officials from China have been stressing that Trump will receive a "state-visit-plus" treatment, with both formal and informal get-togethers arranged.
And for that, Trump's first night in Beijing, includes a special evening with Xi at China's historical imperial palace, the Forbidden City.
Previous American presidents have only VISITED the palace.
But Trump is expected to drink tea, watch a Beijing opera,... and enjoy a special banquet with his Chinese counterpart,... becoming the first U.S. president to do so.

The summit talks between Presidents Trump and Xi are scheduled for Thursday.
U.S. officials say Trump will press Xi to tighten the screws on Pyongyang... by fully enforcing international sanctions... such as limits on oil exports, coal imports and financial transactions.

"China is close to running out of measures to pressure North Korea. So, I think China may try to compromise... by somewhat stepping up the sanctions measures. But that would be still far from what Trump expects."

In terms of trade, Trump is expected to bring up the same issues that he had with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts.

"We've seen great growth and trade between our two countries, but there are some concerns about having more reciprocity and reducing the balance of payments deficit between the United States and China."

Also to watch for is how the two leaders define their partnership... and assure stability in bilateral relations.
China's state-owned People's Daily reports... that Beijing will work to construct a "cooperative and mutually profitable relationship" with Washington.
Oh Jung-hee, Arirang News.

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