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Trump wants 'enhanced understanding with China'

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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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Prime Minister Theresa May to visit China later this year

Prime Minister Theresa May will visit China later this year. Credit: PA

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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