US President Barack Obama hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping at a state dinner attended by Washington's political elite and senior tech industry figures. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping at a state dinner at the White House on Friday (September 25) at the close of Xi's first visit to the U.S. as Chinese premiere. The dinner was attended by Washington's political elite, including former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and senior tech industry figures like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Xi's visit comes at a contentious time in US-Chinese relations. But the leaders of the two countries have said that they have made progress on a number of topics including cyber espionage, economic trade and climate change. Obama announced on Friday that he had reached a "common understanding" with Xi on curbing economic cyber espionage, but threatened to impose U.S. sanctions on Chinese hackers who persist with cyber crimes. The two leaders also unveiled a deal to build on a landmark emissions agreement struck last year, outlining new steps they will take to deliver on pledges they made then to slash their greenhouse gas emissions.