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Pomp and pageantry greet Trump ahead of talks with Xi

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Tongue firmly in cheek, Smith said, "Mr. Trump, I advise you to tweet".

His arrival was filled with an unmistakable sense of irony.

He also urged China to sever ties with Pyongyang and reiterated calls for Beijing to ramp up pressure.

"We can't continue to allow China to rape our country and that's what they're doing".

"You cannot support, you cannot supply, you cannot accept", Trump said.

But Trump hasn't imposed double-digit tariffs on Chinese imports. And he hasn't retaliated against Beijing's abusive trade practices with draconian measures of his own, as his campaign once foreboded.

White House Senior adviser Jared Kushner attends a bilateral meeting held by U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.

Trump thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping on Twitter on Wednesday, saying "THANK YOU for an unforgettable afternoon and evening at the Forbidden City in Beijing".

Trump was all smiles and laughter, exchanging pleasantries with Xi and laughing at bits of the performance. "We will not be intimidated", he told South Korean legislators.

"The Chinese have figured out how to play Trump: flatter him". But so far, he hasn't pulled the trigger.

"President Trump is very well-known for his transactional style of policy making", says Szu-chien Hsu, president of the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, a government-run think tank. "We need it to allow us some global space".

Instead of pointing the finger at Beijing for exacerbating trade disputes, Trump blamed past United States administrations "for allowing this trade deficit to take place and to grow".

During a 2014 visit by then-President Barack Obama, Xi took a symbolic single question from a reporter for a Chinese state newspaper.

Labelling Kim a "cruel dictator" could be "enough to provoke North Korea because the North Korean system puts the most importance on the dignity of its leadership", said Yang Moo-Jin from Seoul's University of North Korean Studies.

While the two leaders have recently stepped up the flattery, Trump made clear to Xi that he expected China to do more to rein in North Korea.

This year marks the 45th anniversary of former US President Richard Nixon's "ice-breaking" visit to China, which began the normalisation of relations between the two countries.

North Korea and trade will likely top the agenda as Mr Trump and Mr Xi Jinping sat down on Thursday morning for formal talks, a day after the United States leader warned in Seoul Pyongyang of the grave danger of developing nuclear weapons.

Trump's language, putting the US and China on near-equal footing, could play to Xi's favor. "Why not?" the White House official said.

The US president's visit comes amid the increasing threats from North Korea, a troubled geopolitical ally of China.

Earlier in the day, bad weather forced Trump to abandon a surprise visit to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that divides the two Koreas.

"It's been a very unfair trade situation. Today, I discussed with President Xi the chronic imbalance in our relationship as it pertains to trade and the concrete steps it will take to solve the problem of massive trade distortion". It's hundreds of billions of dollars a year.

"The visit will send a clear message that, for bilateral economic relations to be sustainable over the long term, China must provide fair and reciprocal treatment to USA firms and cease predatory trade and investment practices", a White House official said leading up to the president's visit.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who is accompanying Trump on the 12-day swing through five Asian nations, said the president will address the US' $347 billion trade deficit with China when he meets with Xi.

The meeting came as North Korea is striving to master the technology of developing nuclear-tipped missiles that can hit the continental United States.

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