Chinese President Xi Jinping walks with U.S. President Barack Obama outside the White House on the first day of his visit to Washington, DC. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Obama met with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the White House on Thursday (September 24) evening where the two leaders will discuss the major issues that divide their countries during a working dinner, according to White House aides. Xi's limousine pulled into the White House, where he was met by President Obama, before the two men strolled out together toward the main gate for their scheduled dinner at Blair House. Xi's first visit to the U.S. as the Chinese premiere and his talks with Obama are expected to be clouded by differences over alleged Chinese cyber spying, Beijing's economic policies and territorial disputes in the South China Sea. The Chinese President will be treated to full honors on Friday (September 24), including a 21-gun salute, a formal summit, a joint news conference and a black-tie state dinner. No policy breakthroughs are likely during Xi's U.S. trip, but the two sides are expected to announce several more modest achievements. Those could include building on the countries' climate change commitments, progress toward a bilateral investment treatment and new rules to lower the risk of aerial confrontations in the Asia-Pacific region.