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President Obama and China’s new President Xi Jinping, met on Friday for an informal weekend meeting in an attempt to bring the two countries to a more cooperative level. The first discussion on the agenda concerned national security issues including North Korea’s nuclear threat. Both leaders agree that continuous constructive communication is important to developing improved relationships (Calms, Meyers, 2013). Xi stated his goal was to develop a new model of country relations.
The leaders plan to discuss economic issues including the United States’ accusation that Beijing has encouraged or tolerated cyber-attacks on American Systems that business and military secrets were stolen. Details of the meeting can be read at : http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/08/us/politics/obama-and-xi-open-informal-meetings-in-california.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
Bio: Senator from Illinois; born in Honolulu, Hawaii, August 4, 1961; obtained early education in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Hawaii; continued education at Occidental College, Los Angeles, Calif.; received a B.A. in 1983 from Columbia University, New York City; worked as a community organizer in Chicago, Ill.; studied law at Harvard University, where he became the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review, and received J.D. in 1991; lecturer on constitutional law, University of Chicago; member, Illinois State senate 1997-2004; elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in 2004, and served from January 3, 2005, to November 16, 2008, when he resigned from office, having been elected president; elected as the 44th President of the United States on November 4, 2008.
- Bio from Wikipedia
- Where He Stands on the Issues from OnTheIssues.org
- Senate Voting Record from Project Vote Smart
- Results from 2011 Public Opinion Poll: click here