WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden has welcomed China's future leader to the White House, telling him the two powers should work together despite their differences.
Biden made his comments before talks with visiting Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping on Tuesday.
Xi arrived in the United States Monday and later Tuesday will meet President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.
Biden said: "We are not always going to see eye-to-eye ... but we have very important economic and political concerns that warrant that we work together." A smiling Xi said he hoped his visit would strengthen bilateral relations.
Xi is slated to become China's Communist Party leader in the fall, and president in 2013.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.