Trump dines with China’s Xi ahead of security talks

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US President Donald Trump (L) sits with Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) during a bilateral meeting at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Jim Watson/AFP)

US President Donald Trump (L) sits with Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) during a bilateral meeting at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Jim Watson/AFP)

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U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago state. U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping sat down together to dine on pan-seared Dover sole and New York strip steak on Thursday, spending some social time before digging into thorny bilateral security and trade issues. (Carlos Barria/REUTERS)

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago state. U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping sat down together to dine on pan-seared Dover sole and New York strip steak on Thursday, spending some social time before digging into thorny bilateral security and trade issues. (Carlos Barria/REUTERS)

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U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping and first lady Peng Liyuan. Trump has 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 during his first talks with the Chinese leaders, though no major deals on either issue were expected. (Carlos Barria/REUTERS)

U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping and first lady Peng Liyuan. Trump has 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 during his first talks with the Chinese leaders, though no major deals on either issue were expected. (Carlos Barria/REUTERS)

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U.S. President Donald Trump interacts with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The summit at Trump’s Spanish-style Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, got off to a cordial start. (Carlos Barria/REUTERS)

U.S. President Donald Trump interacts with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The summit at Trump’s Spanish-style Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, got off to a cordial start. (Carlos Barria/REUTERS)

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Supporters of US President Donald Trump demonstrate outside the hotel where Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan are staying. The fanfare over the summit on Thursday was overshadowed by another pressing foreign policy issue: the U.S. response to a deadly poison gas attack in Syria. A U.S. official said on Thursday the White House and Pentagon were discussing military options. (Michele Eve Sandberg/AFP)

Supporters of US President Donald Trump demonstrate outside the hotel where Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan are staying. The fanfare over the summit on Thursday was overshadowed by another pressing foreign policy issue: the U.S. response to a deadly poison gas attack in Syria. A U.S. official said on Thursday the White House and Pentagon were discussing military options. (Michele Eve Sandberg/AFP)

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Supporters demonstrate outside the hotel where Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan are staying. Trump promised during the 2016 presidential campaign to stop what he called the theft of American jobs by China and rebuild the country’s manufacturing base. (Michele Eve Sandberg/AFP)

Supporters demonstrate outside the hotel where Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan are staying. Trump promised during the 2016 presidential campaign to stop what he called the theft of American jobs by China and rebuild the country’s manufacturing base. (Michele Eve Sandberg/AFP)

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Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump as he is accompanied by China's first lady Peng Liyuan during a dinner at the start of a summit. The most urgent problem facing Trump and Xi is how to persuade nuclear-armed North Korea to halt unpredictable behaviour like missile test launches that have heightened tensions in South Korea and Japan. (Carlos Barria/REUTERS)

Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump as he is accompanied by China's first lady Peng Liyuan during a dinner at the start of a summit. The most urgent problem facing Trump and Xi is how to persuade nuclear-armed North Korea to halt unpredictable behaviour like missile test launches that have heightened tensions in South Korea and Japan. (Carlos Barria/REUTERS)

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President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, sit with their wives, first lady Melania Trump (L) and Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan (R). Trump has threatened to use trade to try to force China to exert influence over Pyongyang. (Alex Brandon/AP)

President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, sit with their wives, first lady Melania Trump (L) and Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan (R). Trump has threatened to use trade to try to force China to exert influence over Pyongyang. (Alex Brandon/AP)

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan attend a dinner hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump. On trade, U.S. labour leaders say Trump needs to take a direct, unambiguous tone in his talks with Xi. (Carlos Barria/REUTERS)

Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan attend a dinner hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump. On trade, U.S. labour leaders say Trump needs to take a direct, unambiguous tone in his talks with Xi. (Carlos Barria/REUTERS)

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan at the dinner. Trump has often complained Beijing undervalues its currency to boost trade, but his administration looks unlikely to formally label China as a currency manipulator in the near term - a designation that could come with penalties. (Carlos Barria/REUTERS)

Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan at the dinner. Trump has often complained Beijing undervalues its currency to boost trade, but his administration looks unlikely to formally label China as a currency manipulator in the near term - a designation that could come with penalties. (Carlos Barria/REUTERS)

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China's first lady Peng Liyuan talks with Trump Senior Advisor Jared Kushner as they attend a dinner at the start of a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Carlos Barria/REUTERS)

China's first lady Peng Liyuan talks with Trump Senior Advisor Jared Kushner as they attend a dinner at the start of a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Carlos Barria/REUTERS)

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Ivanka Trump, second from right, the daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump, is seated with her husband White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, right, during a dinner with President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Alex Brandon/AP)

Ivanka Trump, second from right, the daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump, is seated with her husband White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, right, during a dinner with President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Alex Brandon/AP)

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A supporter of Chinese President Xi Jinping stands on the street outside the Eau Palm Beach. Analysts believe any military action would likely provoke severe North Korean retaliation and massive casualties in South Korea and Japan and among U.S. troops stationed there. (AP)

A supporter of Chinese President Xi Jinping stands on the street outside the Eau Palm Beach. Analysts believe any military action would likely provoke severe North Korean retaliation and massive casualties in South Korea and Japan and among U.S. troops stationed there. (AP)

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