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China's Xi meets with Trump in Florida

Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 01:07

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with President Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, for their first meeting. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping met face-to-face for the first time on Thursday, spending some social time together with their wives before digging in to the thorny trade and security issues that bedevil the relationship between the world's two largest economies. Trump said he wants to raise concerns about China's trade practices and urge Xi to do more to rein in North Korea's nuclear ambitions in the talks, though no major deals on either issue were expected. Xi and his wife, Peng Liyuan, drove down a palm-lined driveway past a military honor guard to Trump's Spanish-style Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, welcomed by Trump and his wife Melania before going inside. The couples posed for pictures sitting on sofas in the resort's formal living room. They were set to dine in a candle-lit ornate private dining room at 6:30 p.m. (2230 GMT) at a long table set for about 30 people and festooned with red and yellow floral centerpieces. They were expected to get into more detailed discussions about trade and foreign policy issues on Friday, concluding their summit with a working lunch.

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China's Xi meets with Trump in Florida

Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 01:07