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ile US cruise missiles flew toward a Syrian airbase, President Trump hosted Chinese President, Xi Jinping, at his Southern Whitehouse. Giving China's leader a front row seat to the first major military strike of his Presidency. The attack overshadowing Trump's first talks with Chinese leaders. But Reuters correspondent Steve Holland says, the meeting is still vital to relations with the world's second most powerful nation.
>> President Trump has some urgent business to do with president Xi. He wants to get China's help, in persuading North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and its missile program. And he also wants some trade concessions, to stop what he calls the theft of American jobs.>> The unilateral strike against Syria potentially showing China, that the US could act similarly with North Korea.
Trump and Xi were expected to get into more detailed discussions, about foreign policy issues on Friday.>>