Trump on hand, U.S., China sign deals totaling $253.4B

Posted: November 10, 2017 at 1:47 a.m.

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a business event at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

China on Thursday signed business deals it said totaled $253.4 billion with American companies during President Donald Trump's visit in a tradition aimed at blunting criticism of Beijing's trade policies.

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