Obama and Hu share intimate dinner at White House

19. 01. 2011

Two presidents discuss strains and common goals between rival powers

The private dinner, in the Old Family Dining Room in the White House residence, came amid disputes over China's currency, trade and human rights policies and a search for cooperation on national security. It preceded a planned pomp-filled gala for Hu on Wednesday night and illustrated Obama's careful mix of warmth and firmness for the leader of a nation that is at once the largest U.S. competitor and most important potential partner.

Source: CNN, MSN