President Xi Jinping says China wants to advance bilateral relations. Jeanne Yurman reports.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the U.S. comes amid tense relations. Top issues for the U.S.: how China's addressing its slowing economy, cyber attacks, human rights and commercial theft. In Seattle, Wednesday, President Xi sought to reassure CEOs and politicians telling them as long as the U.S. and China remain committed to candid dialog that they will be able to solve the problems between them. U.S. officials say ties with the world's second largest economy represent the "most consequential bilateral relationship in the world". NYU professor David Denoon: SOUNDBITE: DAVID DENOON, PROFESSOR OF POLITICS AND ECONOMICS, DIRECTOR, THE NEW YORK UNIVERSITY CENTER ON US-CHINA RELATIONS (ENGLISH) SAYING: "There are two major potential agreements that are being negotiated. One is the bilateral investment treaty and the other is the cyber space accords. Now what are in those we don' t know. They are both classified and we don't know what the substance is of them. We also don't know whether China has agreed to them" He says, if the two countries make progress on these, tensions will ease. Headlines Wednesday highlight the potential gains and challenges. As Boeing touted new deals with Chinese companies while a U.S. agency reported that a previous cyber breach - blamed on Chinese hackers - was worse than first thought.