Rex Tillerson, the United States' newest Secretary of State, made his first visit to China over the weekend, culminating in a big meeting with Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday.
Here's what Xi told the former Exxon Mobil exec in the meeting:
“You have made a lot of active efforts to achieve a smooth transition in our relationship under the new era. And I also appreciate your comment that the China-U.S. relationship can only be defined by cooperation and friendship.”
In a separate meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Tillerson also called for the classic diplomatic quadfecta of “nonconflict, nonconfrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation."
Chinese state media called the visit a "diplomatic victory."
On the heels of his visit, Trump has recently embraced the One China stance and has been awarded a slew of trademarks that allow him to use his name and likeness in a diverse series of products, including a Trump-branded escort service.