Trump's 'Winter White House' to Host Xi Jinping in April

Posted March 14, 2017

According to officials familiar with planning Xi's time in the USA, the meeting will tentatively be held on April 6-7 and not include any "golf diplomacy", news media company Axios reported Monday.

CNN also reported the planned summit, citing an unnamed administration official.

China's foreign ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Moreover, Yang met separately with Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during his visit. During his presidential campaign, Trump accused China of unfair trade policies.

The Mar-A-Lago meeting is likely to provide a relaxed locale for an important meeting between two world leaders.

He had promised to formally label China as a currency manipulator on his first day in office but has yet to do so.

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The main topics of discussions are expected to include North Korea.

Trump entered office highlighting grievances with the Chinese regime including concerns over the USA trade deficit with China, charges that China is manipulating its currency and opposition to China's territorial claims in maritime areas.

Trump is particularly seeking Chinese cooperation on security matters regarding North Korea.

Spicer's announcement came hours after reports emerged that Trump would also host the Chinese president at the exclusive resort during his visit next month.

Under that policy, Washington acknowledges the Chinese position that there is only one China, of whichTaiwanis a part.

It will be the first time the men will meet in person, and comes at a time of heightened tensions in east Asia.