Trump meeting with Chinese President Xi expected next month, official says

Trump meeting with Chinese President Xi expected next month, official says

The meeting is tentatively scheduled for April 6-7 at Trump's Florida Mar-a-Lago resort, US online media outlet Axios reported on Monday, citing officials familiar with the plans.

CNN also cited a senior White House official as confirming such plan, but the US news organization also quoted the official as saying that "the plan is only tentative at the moment".

No golf is planned, however, according to the report in Axios. Trump has since reassured President Xi that he will honor the "one China" policy.

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

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The reported summit would follow a string of other recent U.S-China meetings and conversations aimed at mending ties after aggressive criticism of China by Trump during his election campaign. China, on the other hand, is one of Pyongyang's biggest allies but has become increasingly anxious about its erratic neighbor.

Trump recognised the "One China" policy, which reinforces the belief that there is only one Chinese state despite there being two governments, in early February during a call with Jinping.

Ning also said power generation rose 6.3 per cent year on year in the first two months, and freight volume was up 6.9 per cent. Railway cargo volume saw "double-digit growth", he said.

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

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