Takeaways From Trump's First Day In Beijing

Takeaways From Trump's First Day In Beijing

The announcement follows US President Donald Trump's call for Chinese President Xi Jinping to allow American companies greater access to the Chinese market, reported the Financial Times.

Presidents Trump and Xi "continue to build a personal relationship that's defined by deep respect for each other, a frank, open, and productive exchange", said Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary of State in his press briefing later on Thursday in Beijing.

China's first couple escorted Mr. Trump inside the Forbidden City - a vast complex of elegant buildings, with large open spaces in between.

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Ties between Manila and Beijing have grown warmer under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte as he pursued non-traditional alliances. So, when the Trumps arrived in Beijing, Mr. Xi and his wife were ready to return the favour.

Trump reaffirmed the one-China policy of his government.

The First Lady posted photos of herself meeting the fuzzball that were taken during her travels on Friday morning - and even stroking the creature's paw as it reached out to her in Beijing Zoo.

Trump has targeted, in particular, some of the sizable trade deficits that the United States runs with individual countries.

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Dr Dan Steinbock is the founder of Difference Group and has served as research director at the India, China and America Institute (USA) and visiting fellow at the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (China) and the EU Center (Singapore). Prior to President Trump's visit, China's foreign ministry promised to give him a "state visit-plus" kind of royal treatment, using all the grandeur at their disposal to placate his big ego. The economy grew at a solid 2.7 percent.

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"Only cooperation can lead to such huge successes", he noted.

The Trumps also visited the three famous halls: The Hall of Supreme Harmony, the Hall of Central Harmony and the Hall of Preserved Harmony.

"China has done remarkable things, it's a low-cost manufacturer, it deserves credit for its progress there". Indeed, the only mention of China by name on Friday came when Trump repeated statements he alongside Xi on Thursday, blaming his predecessors rather than China for the U.S. trade deficit. The combined annual US-China investment passed $60 billion in 2016, but there is room for far more as China is the world's third-largest source of global FDI. China signed, I believe, $250 billion worth of deals with the United States, and that's a very clear signal: "we are willing to go bilateral with the United States, but we're not abandoning other multilateral trade negotiation tracks that China promotes on other fronts", she explained.

"While Nixon's visit occurred in an atmosphere of 'geopolitics' and Cold War intrigues, we are now in a world which is increasingly moving towards that community of shared interests that President Xi has spoken so much about", Jones noted.

But there's the rub. It was in the Hall of Supreme Harmony that inaugural ceremonies for emperors were held.

They agreed to strengthen cooperation dealing with issues pertaining to the Korean Peninsula and Afghanistan.

Over time, America's reliance on the Chinese market will deepen as per capita incomes in China are likely to double by 2020.