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Presidential couples spend day at Palace Museum

Updated: 2017-11-09 07:36:44

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President Xi Jinping, US President Donald Trump and the first ladies, Peng Liyuan and Melania Trump, pose for a photo with young performers after watching a Peking Opera performance at the Palace Museum on Wednesday. Wu Zhiyi / China Daily

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China provided a "state visit-plus" reception for US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, with special arrangements for his arrival in Beijing. China Daily brings you a detailed account of the events and exchanges between President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart.

Trumps arrive in Beijing

US President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, arrived on Air Force One at Beijing Capital International Airport on Wednesday afternoon, welcomed by an elaborate high-level reception.

The Trumps were greeted by senior Chinese officials including State Councilor Yang Jiechi, who is also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, as well as a military band and honor guard.

Hundreds of elementary school students waved miniature Chinese and US flags to welcome Trump's car, which was guarded by a motorcade of 21 motorcycles.

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