US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told the Chinese president Xi Jinping on Sunday that the US president looks forward to enhancing understanding with China, and the possibility of a visit in the future.
Xi said he was glad to see good progress from Tillerson's China meetings so far, and that he and Donald Trump expect a new stage of development in bilateral relations.
Tillerson and Xi met in Beijing's Great Hall of the People at the end of the Secretary of State's first visit to China.
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China has called on North Korea to suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for a halt in military drills.Read the full story ›
Beijing said it will take "necessary measures" as the US delivered launchers for a missile defence system in response to North Korea tests.Read the full story ›
The US President had previously said he did not feel "bound" by the policy, which prevents official relations with Taiwan.Read the full story ›
Trump wrote a letter to China's Xi Jinping although the pair have not spoken directly since the US President took office.Read the full story ›
Prime Minister Theresa May will visit China later this year according to her spokeswoman.
The visit will be the latest in a series of foreign visits designed to cement ties with major trading powers as Mrs May negotiates Britain's divorce with the European Union.
No specific details about the trip were released but Mrs May is keen to secure foreign support ahead of Britain's talks to leave the EU.
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