US President Donald Trump has landed in China for talks likely to be dominated by tensions over North Korea.
His arrival came after a speech to the South Korean parliament in which Mr Trump urged China to further isolate North Korea.
The White House sees China as pivotal in reining in the North’s nuclear aims but Beijing says it is doing enough.
Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a lavish welcome to Mr Trump in what has been called a “state visit-plus”.
Before his visit, Mr Trump piled praise on Mr Xi, saying he was looking forward to meeting the Chinese president after “his great political victory”.
Mr Xi recently consolidated his power at a Chinese Communist Party congress, a move analysts say will make him less likely to reach compromise with Mr Trump.
A red carpet, military band and flag-waving children met Mr Trump and his wife Melania when they arrived in Beijing.
Mr Trump and First Lady Melania Trump then visited the Forbidden City, for centuries the home of China’s emperors, followed by afternoon tea.
Chinese state media said Mr Trump showed Mr Xi a video of his granddaughter Arabella singing in Mandarin, with Mr Xi describing the recital as worthy of an “A+”.
The Trumps, along with Mr Xi and his wife, will dine inside the Forbidden City in what CNN says is an unprecedented honour for US president.