Melania Trump, US President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan tour the Forbidden City in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Melania Trump, US President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan tour the Forbidden City in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

China shuts down Forbidden City in top-level personal welcome for the Trumps

Unprecedented red-carpet treatment meant to underscore the working friendship between the two leaders, observers say

Melania Trump, US President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan tour the Forbidden City in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Melania Trump, US President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan tour the Forbidden City in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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