The summit meeting between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping scheduled for June 7 and 8 in Rancho Mirage, Calif., could help the two leaders move closer to their stated goal of creating a “new type of major power relationship.” The challenge the two presidents face will be to give that broad concept specific content.
The fact that the meeting will be held in a private setting – the 200-acre Walter and Leonore Annenberg Sunnylands estate – and will span two days is a good sign. It shows that both men are serious about developing a deeper knowledge of each other as leaders, along with a clearer understanding of the goals and ambitions each holds for the relationship.
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This op-ed first appeared in The Hill on June 3, 2013
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