Xing Jinping and the President Obama had began a 2 day meeting at Rancho Mirage retreat in the Californian desert to talk about bilateral high stake issues.
This is an opportunity to build rapport between the leaders of the two biggest economies in the world.
Walking around the complex without ties, the two look relaxed and talked about forging a new relationship between the two countries.
“Our decision to meet so early signifies the importance of the US-China relationship,”and “the US welcomed the rise of a peaceful China and wanted “economic order where nations are playing by the same rules” Mr. Obama said.
He also said that both countries must work together to strengthen cyber security. “Inevitably there are areas of tension between our countries,” he added.
Mr Xi said, he and Mr Obama were meeting “to chart the future of China-US relations and draw a blueprint for this relationship.”
He added: “The vast Pacific Ocean has enough space for two large countries like the United States and China.”
US lawmakers and human rights groups have also urged Mr Obama to call for the release of 16 high-profile prisoners, including jailed Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo.
Accompanied by his wife – folk singer Peng Liyuan – he arrived at California’s Ontario International Airport on Thursday.
This is the first meeting between them since Xin Jinping became president in March.
“I have the impression that both sides are willing to re-examine their premises, and to see whether they can achieve a relationship based on some perspective that goes beyond the moment – in other words that goes beyond solving immediate problems,” former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger told BBC
China has denied any involvement in the presumably state order hacking to US agencies.
White House officials told reporters hacking security would be raised, amid growing concern in the US over alleged intrusions from China in recent months.
Xin Jinping look and sound more like a Maoist than a reformer so far: “He is falling back on nationalism, talking about making China the No. 1 superpower of the world,” said Zhang Lifan, a Communist Party historian with ties to the leadership. “My generation has heard all these slogans before, and it really makes him sound like Mao again.”
He use American political rhetoric when he speaks of “Chinese dream” his latest slogan, but he is not talking about individual wealth but the return to a strong Chinese nation.
Xin Jinping said in another speech from December that was widely leaked: “It’s a profound lesson for us. To dismiss the history of the Soviet Union and the Soviet Communist Party, to dismiss Lenin and Stalin, and to dismiss everything else is to engage in historic nihilism, and it confuses our thoughts and undermines the party’s organizations on all levels,”
Written by Edgar Soto