President Trump said in Beijing today that “nothing you can see is so beautiful” as the military parade thrown by the communist regime in China outside the Great Hall of the People on the edge of Tiananmen Square in honor of his visit.
Before a bilateral meeting with Chinese President and General Secretary of the Communist Party Xi Jinping, Trump called it an “very, very great honor” to be with Xi and declared “there can be no more important subject than China-U.S. relations.”
“We have, between us — and we have to include some other countries which would quickly come in — we have a capacity to dissolve world problems for many, many years to come,” he said. “…I have great respect for you for that, because you’re representing China. But it’s too bad that past administrations allowed it go get so far out of kilter. But we’ll make it fair, and it will be tremendous for both of us.”
Trump said his feeling toward the PRC leader “is an incredibly warm one” with “great chemistry, and I think we’re going to do tremendous things for both China and for the United States.”
“The hosting of the military parade this morning was magnificent, and the world was watching. I’ve already had people calling from all parts of the world. They were all watching. Nothing you can see is so beautiful,” Trump added. “So I just want to thank you for the very warm welcome, and I look forward to many years of success and friendship, working together to solve not only our problems but world problems, and problems of great danger and security. I believe we can solve almost all of them and probably all of them.”
Trump has expressed a fondness for military parades before, telling French President Emmanuel Macron after the country’s Bastille Day parade that he was thinking of the U.S. holding “a really great parade to show our military strength” down Pennsylvania Avenue.
Xi said he and Trump “reached many common understandings,” believing that relations between the U.S. and the communist regime “are important to the well-being of our two peoples, and bear on peace, stability, and prosperity of the world.”
“For China and the United States, cooperation is the only viable choice, and win-win cooperation can take us to a better future. We agree that China-U.S. relations have made important progress this year. We have agreed to further promote strategic guidance of summit diplomacy for bilateral relations; strengthen interactions at high and all levels; make the most of the four high-level dialogue mechanisms; expand interactions and cooperation on economy and trade, mil-to-mil relations, law enforcement, people-to-people exchange, and in other areas; enhance communication and cooperation on the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, Afghanistan, and other major international and regional issues; and work together to take China- U.S. relations to even greater development,” Xi said.
“The China-U.S. relationship now stands at a new starting point,” he added.
At a lavish state dinner, Xi said he briefed Trump on the 19th International Congress of the Communist Party of China, adding “the Chinese dream is closely connected with the dreams of people of all other countries in the world.”
“President Xi, on behalf of the American people, I offer this to toast to you, to the people of your country, and to a friendship that will only grow stronger and stronger over many years to come,” Trump offered in his toast.