FILE: China's President Xi Jinping looks on during a signing ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The Chinese President is on a state visit to Finland until Thursday. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)

Chinese leader arrives for first face-to-face with Trump

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) China’s President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) has arrived in Florida for meetings with President Donald Trump.

Xi landed in West Palm Beach, Florida, Thursday and was greeted by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, ahead of meetings with Trump at Mar-a-Lago, the president’s resort.

The introductory meetings will cover topics from trade to North Korea’s recent nuclear tests.

Trump campaigned on taking a harder line on China, saying previous presidents allowed China to steal jobs that could otherwise go to Americans. He’s also said he is prepared to go it alone on North Korea if China isn’t willing to exert pressure on its neighbor.

WINK News went live via Facebook to show his arrival:

LIVE: Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in West Palm Beach for his meeting with President Donald Trump. See what the vist is about: do you think the meeting will go?

Posted by WINK News on Thursday, April 6, 2017

Author: Associated Press