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Trump lands in Beijing with get tough message over North Korea

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Trump lands in Beijing with get tough message over North Korea

<p>The US President Donald Trump has arrived in Beijing on the latest leg of his five nation Far-East tour. </p> <p>He’ll spend two nights in the Chinese capital. He’s exepected to discuss trade and press his counterpart Xi Jinping to cut financial ties to North Korea and abide with UN sanctions.</p> <p>But before talks began in earnest the pair and their wives shown round Beijing’s Forbidden City, a visit described as an unprecedented honour.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Leaving South Korea now heading to China. Looking very much forward to meeting and being with President Xi!</p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/928124338343202816?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 8, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>The trip to China comes hours after Trump addressed the South Korean parliament where he issued a now-typically fiery warning to Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons programme. </p> <p>“I hope I speak not only for our countries, but for all civilised nations, when I say to the North: Do not underestimate us and do not try us,” said Trump. </p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/POTUS?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"><code>POTUS</a> concludes his speech to South Korean National Assembly to standing ovation. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/POTUSinAsia?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#POTUSinAsia</a> <a href="https://t.co/T1KyxbPRvE">pic.twitter.com/T1KyxbPRvE</a></p>— Sarah Sanders (</code>PressSec) <a href="https://twitter.com/PressSec/status/928099304304201729?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 8, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>However, his stark language didn’t go down well with hundreds of people who protested outside parliament. They called Trump a thief and accused him of using trade to pressure South Korea into buying arms.</p>