Trump meets Xi, asks China to punish North Korea

Beijing, Nov 9: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday held talks with his visiting US counterpart Donald Trump at the Great Hall of the People.

On Wednesday, Trump arrived here on a three-dayvisit, after urging China to downgrade its diplomatic and sever trade ties with North Korea over its nuclear policy, reports Xinhua news agency.

The third leg of the US President's five-nation Asia tour comes after stops in Japan and South Korea. 

This is Trump's first visit to China as US President and the third meeting with Xi this year.

The two leaders are expected to discuss the North Korean nuclear crisis and the US trade deficit with China.