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Trump First Foreign Leader Treated to Event in China’s ‘Forbidden City’

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | November 8, 2017 | 11:14 AM EST

China's "Forbidden City" (Screenshot)

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump received an honor never before bestowed on any foreign leader by the People’s Republic of China.

Trump was treated to an elaborate show and dinner as part of his tour of China’s “Forbidden City” – a first for any foreign leader, The Daily Caller reports:

“Trump and his wife were granted a rare dinner at the Forbidden City, an honor that has not been bestowed on a foreign leader since the founding of the People’s Republic of China 68 years ago.

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“The Forbidden City, a massive palace complex, was the residence of the imperial family for centuries. At this world-famous site, which was shut down for this special visit, the leaders of two of the world’s most powerful countries enjoyed a Peking Opera performance and a dinner together.”

“Such treatment is notably different from what former President Barack Obama received on his farewell tour,” The Daily Caller reports, citing its 2016 report of how Obama was “snubbed by the Chinese when he visited Beijing for the G-20 summit last year.”

President Trump was effusive on Wednesday in Tweets thanking China for the "beautiful" and gracious welcome he received.

Trump thanks China for "beautiful" welcome.

 


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