Trump to visit China in November

Top News | 13 Sep 2017

US President Donald Trump will visit China in November, a person familiar with his plans said, as tensions flare on the Korean peninsula due to Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests.

President Xi Jinping invited Trump to pay a state visit to China when the two leaders met for the first time at Trump's golf resort in Florida in April.

Trump said he'd taken a liking to the Chinese leader, but in the months since, he's reverted to criticizing China for its trade policies and accused the country of failing to exert sufficient pressure on North Korea.

He regularly calls on China to stop North Korea's nuclear advancement.

But while the US and China agree the Korean peninsula should be rid of nuclear weapons, they differ on how best to achieve that.

The sense of urgency is heightened in Washington, as the US suddenly finds itself potentially in range of Kim Jong Un's nuclear weapons, whereas China and North Korea's other neighbors have lived with the threat for years.

Trump's trip will take place shortly after the Communist Party Congress which is held every five years.

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