Jun 20, 2017

Chinese government invites Jared and Ivanka for visit

Andrew Harnik / AP

The Chinese Communist Party has invited Jared and Ivanka to visit China. The development was first reported by Bloomberg, and Axios has confirmed with a source familiar with the arrangements.

The source told Axios that "nothing has been set yet," including the timing, the itinerary or the reasoning behind the invitation. Jared and Ivanka — both senior presidential advisors — haven't yet accepted the invitation.

Context: the visit would build on relationship between President Trump and Xi, initially forged over a weekend at Mar-a-Lago. Jared, who has a close working relationship with the Chinese ambassador to the U.S., played a key role in setting up the Mar-a-Lago visit.

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