China president's plane stops in Alaska after Trump visit

  • China president's plane stops in Alaska after Trump visit

China president's plane stops in Alaska after Trump visit

After a couple of days of high-profile talks with U.S. President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping made a refueling stop in Alaska Friday night, using the time to meet with Alaska's governor.

The Chinese government officially notified the governor's office last month that President Xi Jinping would be flying into Anchorage, and requested a meeting between President Xi and Governor Walker. They were on their way back to China from a meeting with President Trump at Mar-a-Lago in Florida. His wife and the Chinese delegation stepped off the Boeing 747 and were greeted by Walker, his wife and several dignitaries.

The Three Character Classic, known as "san zi jing" in Chinese, is a Confucian classic text used to teach young children in China, Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported today. Frozen cod and flat fish, such as halibut, topped a lengthy list of fisheries products, which also included frozen salmon and pollock. Xi stopped in Alaska on his way home from a summit with President Donald Trump in Florida.

Walker touted Alaska's natural resources and told Xi the state could provide a generation's worth of liquefied natural gas to China.

Ahead of the two presidents' second round of talks, senior Chinese and United States officials initiated two newly-installed dialogue mechanisms in economy, as well as diplomacy and security.

Trump has repeatedly hammered China for exporting more to the US than it buys.

A distant second on the export list are minerals and ores, accounting for 27 percent.

Xi said his first meeting with the US leader bears unique importance to the development of China-US ties.

Hladick sees China as a potential market for Alaska coal and hoped to raise the issue with Chinese officials during their visit.

Neither leader took questions from the press during Friday evening's meeting, and reporters were ushered out as the Chinese president was speaking.