China Pulls Out All the Stops for Trump Arrival

Newser| Wed Nov 08 04:26:31 EST 2017
Chinese soldiers and children holding US and Chinese flags line up on the tarmac to greet President Trump as he arrives at Beijing's airport on Wednesday.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (Newser) – China pulled out all the stops for President Trump's airport arrival in Beijing: honor guard, marching band, jumping children. The ceremony accompanying Trump's arrival Wednesday afternoon was elaborate even by China's lavish standards. Heads of state are usually given a low-key reception at the airport, with the real pomp and circumstance reserved for his or her arrival at the Great Hall of the People in the center of Beijing. As they exited Air Force One, Trump and first lady Melania Trump ..

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