Chinese President Xi Jinping to Trump: Let’s cooperate

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Chinese President Xi Jinping has told US president-elect Donald Trump that co-operation is the "only correct choice" for relations, state media say. The pair spoke as a Chinese state newspaper warned that the US could face retaliatory measures if new duties were placed on Chinese goods.

Mr Trump targeted China repeatedly on the campaign trail, pledging to put 45% tariffs on all its exports to the US, he also vowed to label it a currency manipulator on his first day in office.

In their phone call, "the leaders established a clear sense of mutual respect for one another", Mr Trump's presidential transition office said in a statement.

The two men agreed to meet in person soon, CCTV said.

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