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Trump Expected To Host Chinese President At Mar-a-Lago

President Donald Trump is expected to host Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida next month, a senior administration official told NBC News Monday.

Final arrangements for the meeting will be made by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this week during his trip to Asia, the official said.

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The Chinese president won't be the first to get the "Winter White House" treatment. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe journeyed to Palm Beach with Trump and their wives in February for a weekend of working lunches and golf meant to deepen their relationship.

That President Xi would be extended the same courtesy signals an attempt to woo the Chinese president, after months of tough talk on China from Trump during the campaign.

The visit was first reported by Axios.

Trump paid for the Abe's visit to Mar-a-Lago, US officials said at the time, calling it a "personal gift." It is unclear whether he will do the same for President Xi.