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"The President will host President Xi Jinping of China at Mar-a-Lago April 6-7, 2017", tweeted Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

"This shows the importance China attaches to a future-oriented new type of partnership with Finland, and support for the European Union", the spokesperson added.

USA secretary of state Rex Tillerson ended a trip to Asia this month in Beijing, agreeing to work together with China on North Korea and stressing Trump's desire to enhance understanding.

Trump has said in recent weeks that North Korea is one of the biggest security challenges he faces as president and has called on China to rein in Pyongyang.

The Beijing government also protested Trump's post-election phone conversation with the president of Taiwan, which China continues to claim as its own territory.

Trump has referred to the estate as his "Southern White House" and used it to receive foreign political leaders, business leaders and other VIP guests.

Xi will also pay a state visit to Finland from April 4 to April 6, Lu said Tuesday.

The meeting between the two presidents was planned during Rex Tillerson's recent tour of Asia, when the USA secretary of state promised to build on the US and China.

In a tweet on Thursday evening, Trump said the highly anticipated meeting between the leaders of the world's two largest economies, which is also expected to cover differences over North Korea and China's strategic ambitions in the South China Sea, "will be a very hard one".

There will be no shortage of topics for Trump to discuss with Xi next week.

The Trump administration shocked many in the global policy community when the then president-elect took a call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen during the transition period.

Despite a string of U.S.

"Despite Trump's earlier remarks challenging the one-China policy, he has now realized the importance of sticking to this policy, which is the cornerstone of China-U.S. ties", Su said.

"The summit could well be a peaceful combination of a strategic kumbaya and economic gift giving, before storms erupt later over trade, regional hotspots, and human resources-issues", according to Douglas Paal, Asia Director at the Washington-based Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

  • Leroy Wright