President Obama Attends Chinese State Dinner and The Forbidden City

U.S. President Barack Obama attends a State Dinner Reception at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, November 17, 2009.REUTERS/Jim Young

Hu, Obama stress cooperation, broach divides…

President Barack Obama and China’s Hu Jintao vowed to work together on improving a host of world issues and the economy of both countries. Friction though on Iran’s nuclear proliferation and human and religious rights of Tibetans. China hosted a State dinner with all the trimmings of a world leader including a tour of the Forbidden City. President Obama will be traveling next to South Korea before ending his Asian trip Thursday.

U.S. President Barack Obama visits the Forbidden City in Beijing ...

U.S. President Barack Obama visits the Forbidden City in Beijing November 17, 2009. Obama wrangles over trade and currency policy with his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao on Tuesday, with Iran and North Korea competing for attention at the summit of the two global powers.REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA POLITICS)

U.S. President Barack Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Chinese ...

U.S. President Barack Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, November 17, 2009. Obama wrangles over trade and currency policy with his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao on Tuesday, with Iran and North Korea competing for attention at the summit of the two global powers.REUTERS/Jim Young

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