Trump’s China Trip Brings Admonitions on North Korea, Along With Business Deals


BEIJING—Xi Jinping welcomed Donald Trump to China with a series of business deals and a private tour of the Forbidden City, seeking to impress the U.S. president even as he stepped up pressure on Beijing to curb financial ties with North Korea.

The deals valued an estimated $9 billion were designed to set a positive tone for Mr. Trump’s one-and-a-half-day visit. Hours before Mr. Trump landed, China reported an almost $27 billion trade surplus with the U.S. in October.