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U.S. President Barack Obama, right, walks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands on Saturday, June 8, 2013, in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
U.S. President Barack Obama, right, walks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands on Saturday, June 8, 2013, in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
(Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

Obama and Xi: Lots of talk, little action

The two-day summit in California between U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping has been hailed on the Chinese side as having “blazed a new trail” and for having “set the tone” for Sino-American relations in the coming decade.

The American side was only slightly less effusive, with the White House calling the meetings “positive and constructive, wide-ranging and quite successful.”