Warming up ties with Finland before meeting Trump

China's President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan were given a track jacket by Finnish ice skaters on Wednesday during his first state visit to their country. In return, he gave Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and his wife Jenni Haukio autograph
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China's President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan were given a track jacket by Finnish ice skaters on Wednesday during his first state visit to their country. In return, he gave Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and his wife Jenni Haukio autographed Chinese national team tracksuits. Mr Xi flew on to the US after the visit, and was due to meet President Donald Trump in Florida for the first face- to-face meeting between the pair.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 07, 2017, with the headline 'Warming up ties with Finland before meeting Trump'. Print Edition | Subscribe