The South Korean government and USA military officials were not told before Trump's announcement.
"Also, our government hopes China will play a constructive role in resolving this problem - we hope Chairman Kim Jong Un's visit will contribute to that".
This trip would also make Xi the foreign leader to have met with Kim most regularly, underlining the close historical relationship between China and North Korea.
"[Xi] has really closed up that border", the President said, in comments in which he thanked the Chinese President for his role in bringing Kim to the negotiating table.
Kim's regime is customarily highly secretive; some pundits even suggest that Kim fears internal opponents knowing his overseas travel plans, as his absence would provide them with the time and space to plot or execute a coup d'etat.
Ending the war games had been a long-standing demand by both North Korea and China.
In the run-up to the Singapore summit, Kim visited China twice to meet with Xi.
In addition to discussing last week's Singapore summit, Kim is expected to ask China for help in easing economic sanctions in return for his pledge to denuclearize, according to Wang Dong, an worldwide relations expert at Peking University.
A trade war with the US could make it less attractive for China to use its influence over North Korea to help the USA achieve its objectives of denuclearization.
It said that Kim and Trump had "shared recognition to the effect that it is important to abide by the principle of step-by-step and simultaneous action in achieving peace, stability and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula".
Beijing is particularly pleased by Mr Trump's announcement to suspend military drills. Trump and his point man for talks, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, said Kim could only see penalties relaxed after he "completely denuclearized", while North Korean state media said Trump agreed to a "step-by-step" process.
China may not have been at the table in Singapore but it retains strong influence behind the scenes, Wang said.
China has shown a willingness to be involved in U.S.
"The denuclearization deal with North Korea is being praised and celebrated all over Asia".
Sunday's edition of the ruling party organ theRodong Sinmun, most recently, featured a front-page report that Kim Jong Un had letter and flower bouquet to the Chinese leader on the occasion of his birthday.
Beijing has long advocated a "dual suspension" or "freeze-for-freeze" approach - whereby North Korea halts its missile and nuclear testing and the US and South Korea halt their joint military exercises - for the easing tension on the Korean Peninsula.
Heimir Hallgrimsson has defended Iceland's surprise qualification for the World Cup . "We knew our starting XI since Wednesday". I don't have any magic formula, everyone has tried and he always manages to score, he is one of the best players in the world.
There are now fears that prices could rise steeply if supplies are disrupted from OPEC members Venezuela and Iran. Oil prices are set, for the most part, by Saudi Arabia and, to a lesser extent, it's OPEC partners.
The bombing began on Wednesday after the rebels ignored a deadline set by the Yemeni government to withdraw from the port. Saudi-owned satellite news channels have announced the start of the Saudi-led coalition's assault on Hodeida.
Liverpool begin their season at home to West Ham United , with Manuel Pellegrini taking charge of the Hammers for the first time. They begin their Premier League season at home to West Ham before facing Crystal Palace , Brighton and Leicester .
Referee Andres Cunha halted the game to check footage of the incident on a pitchside monitor before pointing to the penalty spot. Many watching felt replays showed that Risdon did get the faintest of touches on the ball.
West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures were down 0.2 per cent at US$66.76 per barrel; Brent was down 0.6 per cent at US$75.49. Italy's new populist government is a coalition between the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the anti-immigration League.
Stranger Things was named Best TV Show, while Eleven and Mike's dance to Every Breath You Take was named Best Musical Moment. Comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish hosted the awards, starting the event with a " Black Panther " skit.
Australia was supposed to be overrun - no match for a French team many pundits expect to win the entire World Cup . Among the highlights, the youngest player at the tournament, Socceroo Daniel Arzani, made his World Cup debut.
He played a few seasons in the IPL before poor performances and lack of form ensured that he was left out in the cold. That was also the year that US-led global troops ousted the Sunni hardline Taliban regime from Kabul.
Rudy Giuliani speaks at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy in Washington, May 5, 2018. In comments to another reporter, Giuliani reportedly said pardons are completely off the table.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) stoutly defended the team, saying it would defend any "unwarranted allegation" against any player. Second time around the tourists lost Kusal Perera for 20 en route to 34 for one - a deficit of 13.
Villain Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the tournament by welcoming fans to "open, hospitable and friendly" Russia . ITV's coverage kicked off at 2.30pm BST, but if you were busy at the time, you can always catch up through ITV Hub.
Pakistan to celebrate Eidul Fitr on Saturday
And, since Muslims here have already completed 30 days of Ramadan , they will celebrate Eid al Fitr tomorrow i.e. A huge amount of money and food were also donated in the Holy month of Ramadan to help the poor and needy.
Kawhi Leonard to Spurs: I want to be traded
Leonard - who was drafted 15th overall in the 2011 NBA Draft - has spent all seven seasons of his career with the Spurs. The stand-off has led many to suggest Leonard might have played his last game in a Spurs jersey - including Marc Stein.
Growing Colorado wildfire forces more evacuations
The fire was reported Tuesday near the town of Silverthorne in Summit County, which is home to several ski resorts. The west side of the 416 Fire is burning at over 8,000 feet in terrain that is hard for ground resources.
Here's when Eid Al Fitr will be announced in Oman
Since the crescent moon which marks the new lunar month was not sighted today, Friday will be the 30th and final day of Ramazan. Eid al-Fitr, which means "festival of breaking the fast", is traditionally a three-day festival that marks the end of fasting .
Who's Performing at the Opening Ceremony?
Either way, Robbie Williams has given the world another hit that we're all talking about, so we can at least take solace in that. Instead, many viewers spent the opening minutes of ITV's World Cup coverage simply admiring their fancy Red Square studio.