BREAKING NEWS

China's leader-in-waiting to meet Obama at White House

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping will hold talks on Tuesday that could help boost the international stature of Beijing's leader-in-waiting while testing Obama's ability to balance thorny US-China diplomacy with election-year pressures.
Taking his biggest step onto the world stage at a time of growing economic and military rivalry between the two nations, Xi will have a chance to show he is capable of steering his country's crucial relationship with Washington.Chinese officials have carefully choreographed Xi's US visit as a rite of passage in China's once-in-a-decade leadership transition. He is expected to become head of the ruling Communist Party later this year before taking over the presidency in March 2013.
Subscribe for our daily newsletter
Subscribe for our daily newsletter

By subscribing I accept the terms of use