U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao have
pledged to work together on climate change, nuclear disarmament and
other global issues.
Their summit in Beijing Tuesday produced no major breakthroughs beyond expressions of goodwill.
Mr. Obama did take the opportunity to address human rights and pressed Beijing to let its currency rise in value.
In particular, he spoke about Tibet, urging China to hold talks with
representatives of exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama as soon as
Mr. Hu said that given the countries' differences in "national
conditions," it is normal they may disagree on some issues. But he said
it is important to respect and accommodate each other's core interests
and major concerns.
He spoke positively of the progress the China-U.S. relationship has made since the Obama administration took office.
Neither man gave specifics, and they did not take any questions from reporters.