Chinese president meets top U.S. general

Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses students of MGIMO (Moscow State University for Foreign Relations) in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, March 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)

BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday met with visiting Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

“You are the first senior military official to visit China since U.S. President Donald Trump took office,” Xi told Dunford.

Xi said although the visit is brief, it is quite comprehensive, indicating that the military-to-military relations between China and the United States have made a substantial step forward.