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The Trumps at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP

President Trump kicked off the day in South Korea, attempting to make a surprise visit to the DMZ overlooking North Korea, which was turned back due to weather. He then gave a speech to South Korea's National Assembly before departing for Beijing. On the ground in China — the third country of his five-country trip — Trump met Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Forbidden City, where they took in a traditional Chinese opera before dinner.

Go deeper on Trump's trip: Yesterday in South Korea... His time in Japan... The full itinerary for Trump's trip.

Wednesday kicked off with an attempted visit to the DMZ, the heavily fortified military zone between North Korea and South Korea, that was halted due to bad weather. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders kept the press pool informed as they waited:

Reporters look at the sky as they await word from Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on a potential visit to the DMZ. Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP

After a no-go on the DMZ, Trump headed to the National Assembly in Seoul, where he told South Korean lawmakers that peace with North Korea was possible — but only if the regime gave up its nuclear ambitions:

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump meet with South Korean lawmakers on the floor of the National Assembly. Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP

The Trumps then took part in a wreath laying at Seoul National Cemetery, which is reserved for South Korean veterans:

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at Seoul National Cemetery. Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP

The president then departed South Korea for Beijing, China:

President Trump heads from Marine One to Air Force One before departing Osan Air Base in South Korea. Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP

Air Force One then made its way to Beijing, where Trump was welcomed by an extensive entourage:

President Trump greets a crowd upon arriving in Beijing. Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP

The Trumps headed to the Forbidden Palace, the Chinese imperial palace site home to multiple dynasties over hundreds of years, where they were greeted by Chinese President Xi Jinping:

The Trumps and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk toward the Forbidden City. Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP

The Trumps and Xis then took in a traditional Chinese opera performance at the Forbidden City:

President Trump greets performers following a Chinese opera at the Forbidden City. Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP

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Why it matters: The agency's statement comes as the variant, discovered in South Africa, has already been detected in European and Asian countries.

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