Obama meets China's president

Barack Obama has met China's outgoing president during a meeting at a summit of Asian countries taking place in Cambodia. He become the first sitting US President to visit Cambodia and Burma on his historic tour of Asia.

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Obama meets Chinese leader at summit

President Barack Obama said the relationship between the United States and China is "cooperative and constructive" and that it is important the two nations set "clear rules of the road" for trade and investment.

President Obama meets with Chinese Premier Wen at the East Asia Summit in Phnom Penh. Credit: Jason Reed / Reuters

Obama and China's outgoing premier Wen Jiabao held a meeting at a summit of Asian countries taking place in Cambodia.

Despite tensions between the two economic powerhouses, President Hu Jintao said he and Obama share the view that the US-China relationship is one of the most important in the world.

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