Asia Prepares for Trump State Visit

Trump’s Visit Great Opportunity for China-US Relations: Chinese Ambassador

(Xinhua News Agency, Oct. 30, 2017. Complete text:) Washington - US President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to Beijing will be a great opportunity for China-US relations, said Cui Tiankai, Chinese ambassador to the US on Monday [Oct. 30].

Cui made the remarks at a press briefing held at the Chinese embassy in Washington.

Historic opportunity.

Trump is expected to visit China next month as part of his five-stop tour in Asia that will also take him to Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines.

His tour to Beijing will make him the first visiting foreign head of state after the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Cui said.

The visit will be a great opportunity for China-US relations, especially after the 19th CPC National Congress which reaffirmed that China will continue to follow the path of peaceful development, noticed the ambassador.

China will continue to seek the expansion and convergence of common interests with the rest of the world, and will continue to stand for better, closer, and more effective coordination with other countries, especially the US, said Cui.

President Trump will come to China at the very historic moment, and his visit will continue his strategic communications with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the basis of their earlier "very good dialogue," phone calls and a number of letters, Cui said.

"Our teams are working very closely for President Trump’s state visit, and we hope it will be a successful and very productive visit," Cui said.

‘State visit plus.’

During the interview, Cui mentioned that China will be glad to provide an "state-visit-plus" experience for President Trump and his family.

"We have everything that is required for a state visit, for instance, ...

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