President Barack Obama, left, walks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands on Saturday, June 8, 2013, in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
In June 2013 President Xi visited President Obama for two days of summit meetings in Rancho Mirage, California.
In this relaxed setting, the two leaders discussed many important aspects of the U.S.-China relationship. President Obama explained it this way: “Our thought was that we would have the opportunity for a more extended and more informal conversation, in which we were able to share both our visions for our respective countries and how we can forge a new model of cooperation between countries based on mutual interest and mutual respect. I think both of us agree that continuous and candid and constructive conversation and communication is critically important to shaping our relationship for years to come.”