Donald Trump notes Xi Jinping's 'extraordinary' rise

Posted on: October 26, 2017 | views: 167

US President Donald Trump has congratulated Chinese leader Xi Jinping on his "extraordinary elevation" after this week's Communist Party congress.

Mr Trump also praised Mr Xi in a TV interview in the US, and said "some might call him king of China".

Mr Xi cemented his hold on China when he had a second five-year term confirmed, with no clear successor, at the congress.

His name and doctrine have been written into the party's constitution.

The two leaders are due to hold talks at a state visit to China next month, having met at the G20 summit in July.