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Trump sends letter to thank China's Xi for congratulatory note

Washington

US President Donald Trump has sent a letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping, the White House said, weeks after receiving a letter of congratulations from the leader of the Asian giant.

Beijing has been on tenterhooks waiting for a contact from the billionaire president, who seems set to take a hard line against the Asian giant on a wide range of issues from trade to security.

During his campaign, Mr Trump repeatedly attacked Beijing for "stealing" American jobs and has threatened to slap...

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