Obama, Chinese Premier Tout Deepening Ties

President Barack Obama says the U.S. relationship with China is deepening beyond trade and economics to cover climate, security and other matters of international concern.

Obama spoke to reporters before starting meetings Wednesday with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. Nearing the end of his first-ever trip to China, Obama says he came determined to strengthen a vital partnership.

For his part, Wen said Obama's visit is setting the U.S.-China partnership on a better path. Said Wen: "We are really on the cusp of moving forward with this relationship."

Obama had already met extensively with Chinese President Hu Jintao on the trip. Obama was to take in some sightseeing at the Great Wall of China before departing for South Korea later Wednesday.

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  • by to james Location: enc on Nov 21, 2009 at 04:28 AM
    We have been in Debt to China and "others" for a long time.During the former eights years we enjoyed some tax breaks on the middle of the road tax payers,which are the burden bearers for paying debts in this country.Lessened revenues produced higher borrowing and no one to "pay the bills". The wealth that you speak of being spread around ? Would you please input some facts.Unless you are part of a very wealthy 3 to 10 percent in this country I can't find where any of your "wealth is going to be spread around",The top 3% wealth of this country pays very little if any taxes,but has invested largely in overseas markets.If someone owns 97% persent of the wealth in this country they should be carrying 97% of the of the burden.Yes and there is someone looking and sees what's going on.Regardless of Global warming theories,we have been for years destroying natures domains.I am not a global warming fan,but I do think that some "Green" ideas are good for our lands.Alternatives can be good.
  • by From Fox Location: creswell? on Nov 21, 2009 at 04:08 AM
    PUREBREAD on Nov 18, 2009 at 05:01 AM China Saudi Arabia hold billions worth of bad loans and are threatening to stop lending money to the US Govt, blackmailing the US into buying them back. "Bush said he would veto any bill that prohibited the purchase of foreign securities" WE MUST STOP THIS NOW, THIS BAILOUT IS NOT FOR MAINSTREET OR WALLSTREET IT IS FOR THE CHINESE.""Fox release 2008""
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Nov 19, 2009 at 09:34 AM
    Seems my translator took a different scope of what Jiabao said, he told me he said" Mr Obama, we own you and your country, now behave and stop spending, we cannot afford it.
  • by ???? Location: Willaimston on Nov 18, 2009 at 01:01 PM
    To Matt.... Maybe he will stay there. Wish he was somewhere besides here in the good ole US of A !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by James Location: Washington on Nov 18, 2009 at 05:02 AM
    Deepening beyond trade and economics? How about putting restrictions on how many goods from China is allowed to be imported into the US and forcing them to accept more of our exported goods. Economics!!! Stop spending and borrowing money Obama!!! You don't earn the money that we repay China and you shouldn't have say so and speak on the behalf of hard working Americans who didn't deserve getting in debt with them in the first place. Take some of your money and spread your wealth to ones who are in need. You lying hypocrite. Go ahead on with your CLIMATE change agenda which is nothing but a scare tactic which is helping you, other dirty constituates and especially Al Gore to make millions and millions of dollars. Global warming? bla bla. The hottest year ON RECORD was back in the 1930's!!! Keep on deceiving this country and the rest of the world because of your greed for the love of power and money because that is the root of all evil. God sees what's going on here and will take revenge
  • by Matt Location: Chocowinity on Nov 18, 2009 at 03:29 AM
    Obama got Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao not to call in Obama's Trillions of dollars in loans we owe China. If China called in those loans Obama just might as well stay there.
  • by PUREBREAD on Nov 18, 2009 at 02:01 AM
    Climate? Them people over there know Al Gore and Dumocrats and some Republicans are full of crap when it comes to the climate.Security?They still might be a third world country but have one of the strongest militaries on the planet soon to surpass ours.Obonga wants them to help us out in Afghanistan and they laugh at him.International Concern?Yeah right go ahead Obonga and interfere with the way they do things as in civil rights issue.Those people dont want to hear such crap.After all you cant talk trash to your BANKER.

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