“I look forward to many years of success and friendship.
“I believe we can solve almost all of the world’s problems and probably all of them.”
On issues of trade, the firebrand Republican stated, “past administrations allowed it to get so far out of kilter”, indicating he is set to take a more aggressive stance in remedying the imbalance between the two superpowers.
The President was positive about his relationship with Mr Jinping by describing the two as having “great chemistry”.
The Chinese leader stated that the two nations have “have made important progress this year” and declared he believes “there is a solution to that” with regard to diffusing threats imposed by North Korea.
North Korea and trade are set to be the highest matters on the meeting agenda for the US President, the former has been a key theme with his two prior meetings with leaders in South Korea and Japan.
The news of the positive start made by the President comes after experts recently stated that his demands for China to toughen its stance on North Korea will lead to “no substantial progress” on de-escalating World War 3 threats from the nuclear-armed regime.
White House officials said Mr Trump will ask Mr Xi to make good on his commitments to UN sanctions aimed at squeezing the cash flow to Kim Jong-un’s regime and stopping the tyrant’s pursuit of more powerful nuclear weapons.
But experts say although the Chinese premier is likely to lavish the President with praise and lay on an elaborate state visit, China will ultimately reject his demands.
Shen Dingli, professor of international studies at Shanghai’s Fudan University, said as far as Beijing is concerned, Mr Trump’s trip is more about show than substance.
He told The Times: “For North Korea, there won’t be any substantial progress.
Mr Trump was treated to a personal tour of Beijing’s Forbidden City by Mr Xi on the first day of his stopover in China yesterday.
The President stated that current meetings with President Xi Jinping were ‘absolutely terrific’
The official said during the bilateral talks, Mr Trump would ask China cut all financial links with Kim’s oppressive regime.
The President was positive about his relationship with Xi Jinping
He said: “China’s sanctions against Pyongyang have been unprecedented in terms of scope and severity and now China no longer has the capability, nor the willingness, to further sanction North Korea.”