BEIJING (AP) - President Donald Trump has received an elaborate welcome on his state visit to China.
 
Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) treated Trump to a grand display of Chinese hospitality in the courtyard outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
 
Children waved U.S. and Chinese flags and jumped wildly. A Chinese honor guard played the national anthems of both countries, and Trump and Xi walked along red carpets to review the troops. At one point, Trump started clapping for the kids.
 
U.S. first lady Melania Trump and Xi's wife, Peng Liyuan (puhng LEE'-yoo-en), also attended the ceremony.
 
The ceremony opens a day of meetings and business events between Trump and Xi that will culminate in a lavish state dinner in Trump's honor.