L.A. Times: China urges 'restraint' after U.S. airstrike on Syrian airfield
China on Friday warned against “the escalation of tension" in Syria after President Trump launched an airstrike on a Syrian government air base, adding a surprise twist to his two-day summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The U.S. launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the base late Thursday in response to a chemical weapons attack in Syria earlier this week that killed dozens of people in a rebel-held area, many of them children.
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WNU Editor: The Syrian missiles are distraction for China .... their focus is clearly on this .... China's Xi urges trade cooperation in first meeting with Trump (Reuters).
More News On Today's U.S. - China Summit, And China's Reaction To Last Night's US Missile Attack On Syria
Syria strike adds awkward twist to high-stakes China-U.S. summit -- Washington Post
US Strikes on Syria Put Xi in Tough Position for Trump Meeting -- New York Times
China Calls for Calm After US Missiles Strike Syria -- Newsweek
Trump hails 'tremendous' progress in talks with China's Xi -- BBC
Trump lauds 'outstanding' relationship with Chinese leader -- AP
At U.S.-China Summit, Trump Says He and Xi Can Overcome Their Many Problems -- Reuters
Trump maintained pageantry as Syria strikes unfolded -- Politico
Trump dines with Xi as US strikes Syria: What's Trump trying to say? -- Huileng Tan, CNBC
A dinner of steak and carrots, then Trump's cruise missiles struck Syria -- Ed Pilkington, The Guardian
Trump-Xi summit overshadowed by US strike on Syria -- Joshua Berlinger, CNN