There was barely any mention of the Gaza violence at Monday's lavish inauguration ceremony for the new embassy, an upgraded consular building located just 80 kilometers away.
During his informal meeting with Xi inside the Forbidden City, President Donald Trump used a tablet computer to show Xi a video of his granddaughter Arabella singing in Mandarin.
A Russian lawyer has said Donald Trump Jr suggested in a meeting during the US presidential campaign that a law imposing sanctions on Russia could be reviewed if his father were elected.
The Palestinians are hoping for some clear answers on key disputes with Israel from U.S. envoy Jared Kushner when he returns to the region this week.
It was not immediately clear when or how the questioning would take place or whether Kushner would be under oath.
Kushner's family real estate company has longstanding and ongoing deals with major Israeli financial institutions.
Trump has tapped Jared Kushner to lead the White House Office of Innovation, that aims to apply ideas from the business world to help streamline the government.