China president's plane stops in Alaska after Trump visit

Posted April 09, 2017

Noting that China and the USA should enhance communication and cooperation in the area of arts, Peng said she hoped that those at the art school would make greater contribution in strengthening the bilateral ties.

Arabella Kushner, daughter of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, serenaded Xi and Peng, a singer herself, with her song-poetry performance during the visitors' stay at US President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, China's state-run news agency Xinhua reported.

Governor Walker and Lt. Governor Mallott met with President Xi and members of the President's delegation in Anchorage.

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According to the governor's office, the Chinese government requested the meeting last month.

China is the world largest energy consumer actively importing resources with Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia being its major suppliers of oil.

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

The Daily Mail is reporting all three of Ms. Trump's children have begun learning Mandarin, among whom, 5-year-old Arabella Kushner has become a fan-favorite in China.

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

Before the meeting, he took a ride on the only highway that leads south of Anchorage, a stunning coastal highway along Turnagain Arm in Cook Inlet.

Walker said he was eager to tell Xi about the abundance of Alaska's resource development opportunities.

Alaska's location provides a natural stopping point for world leaders to make refueling stops, and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage has hosted many presidents over the years for these short stints. Its biggest export was fish.