US president says he does not blame rival economy ‘for taking advantage’ of his predecessors, and is confident Beijing will defuse threat from North Korea

Donald Trump has lavished praise on Chinese president Xi Jinping and blamed his American predecessors for the “huge” trade deficit between the world’s two largest economies, as he was officially welcomed to Beijing with an explosion of military splendour and staged adulation.

Speaking on Thursday at the the Great Hall of the People, the ceremonial heart of Communist party rule, Trump paid tribute to his “warm and gracious” host, and said he appreciated Xi’s support for recent efforts to rein in North Korea’s weapons programs.

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