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the maple is from new hampshire and then also as i said, on top of the mango-kiwi white chocolate. >> you will you be preparing -- >> several days. as you can see, this takes a lot of components to make it all come together. so you know, the sugar roses, there's about 2,200 pedals along with the leaves and the chocolate bridges by hand. ..
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>> >> [inaudible conversations] ♪
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>> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states and mrs. michele obama. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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[inaudible conversations] >> good morning when. [speaking chinese] president xi jinping, members of the chinese delegation come on behalf of the show and myself, welcome to the white house. on behalf of the american people, welcome to the united states. >> [speaking chinese]
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>> across more than two centuries americans and chinese have traded together , a chinese immigrants helped build our railroads and great cities. the united states is enriched by millions of proud chinese-americans including those who join us here this morning. to reflect the history of friendship and cooperation. >> [speaking chinese]
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>> this is also an opportunity for michele a and b reciprocate hospitality shown to us during our visit to china. my family was warmly welcomed blast years as we travelled across the country as was diadics state visit to beijing. i told news about michelle strep got 1 billion views on line. president xi jinping i believe we're both accustomed by being outshone by our dynamic spouses. [laughter] >> [speaking chinese]
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when. >> has avocet many times united states will come as a china that this table m prosperous and peaceful. over work together to increase trade bamboos the global economy to fight climate change to prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon shows when we work together to make our nation is and though world more prosperous and secure. >> speaking speaking in chinese.
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[speaking chinese] >> even as our nation is cooperate i know you agree we look at our differences candidly. the united states will always speak on fundamental truth we believe the nation's are more successful when companies compete on the playing field to resolve peacefully with universal human rights of all people. >> [speaking chinese]
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>> during our multiple visits together, i believe we have made significant progress to enhance understanding between the two nations to lay the foundation of continued cooperation. >> [speaking chinese] >> president xi jinping you
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speak of china's peace plan dash peaceful development tuesday there were wide areas where the two nations need to and cooperate with each other and i fully agree. >> [speaking chinese] >> in fact, i believe our two great nations vince as we work together have the unmatched ability to shape the course of the century ahead. president xi jinping, members of the chinese delegation, in that spirit, with the hopes of the zero world upon us us, welcome to the united states of america. >> space p.j.'s.
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[speaking chinese] [speaking chinese] [applause] [speaking chinese] and now.
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>>translator: mr. obama ladies and gentlemen, iran did your friends. is in this goldens' he said my wife and i are very pleased to common to the beautiful city of washington d.c. >> [speaking chinese] >>translator: at the al set things for your kind invitation and gracious hospitality. also wish to convey to the american people the warm regards and best wishes of over 1.3 billion chinese people. >> [speaking chinese]
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>>translator: china and the united states are both great nations. the chinese and american people are too great people. since we established diplomatic relations 36 years ago, u.s.-china relations have forged ahead despite concerns and have made historic advances. >> [speaking chinese]
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>>translator: at our meeting this summer 2013 president obama and i made a strategic decision of building a new model of major country relations. more than two years apart we have made important progress with the exchange and cooperation. this is welcomed by the two people of our two countries and though world at large. >> [speaking chinese]
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>>translator: working together, then the minister is separated greater impact of an individual efforts. to grow our relationship under the new conditions we must adapt to the changing times to seize public:tom. i come to the united states this time to promote peace and cooperation. we would like to work with the u.s. to make great advances in our relationship then deliver more benefits to people of our two countries and the whole world. >> [speaking chinese] speenineteen speeeighteen
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speenineteen we must ensure that it is defined with peace and cooperation and see to it keeps moving forward on the soundtrack of steady growth. >> [speaking chinese] >>translator: we must enhance mutual trust and understanding, respect each other's interests and concerns. be mindful of our differences and disagreements to strengthen our people's confidence in china u.s. friendship and cooperation. >> [speaking chinese]
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>>translator: we must pursue with a win cooperation following the model to broaden the scope of our collaboration and improve the well-being of people of our two countries and the world to concrete actions and outcomes of cooperation. >> [speaking chinese] >>translator: we must enhance french jet and interaction between our people to encourage to society's to reach each other halfway to cement the social foundation of china u.s. relations. >> [speaking chinese]
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>>translator: we must promote world peace and development to improve coordination of major international and regional issues to make concerted efforts for global challenges to work with other nations to build a better world. >> [speaking chinese] speenineteen. >>translator:
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[speaking chinese] >>translator: 30 years ago during my first visit to the united states i was hosted by a family in muscatine i was there were so sincere and friendly. we had conversations and we would have tied the when we set to buy. today these moments are still fresh in my memory. three years ago i went back to muscatine iowa to have a reunion with my old friends. they said to be, a friendship is a big business. for me those friends and
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others i can see firsthand the friendship between the chinese and american people. agreed to share each other's feelings. this gives me every confidence about the future of our relations. >> [speaking chinese] >>translator: mr. president this is obama and friends success comes as dedication ever is china u.s. relations have reached a new starting point in the
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21st century. for further growth we have no choice of cooperation and let us working hand-in-hand to write a new chapter in china u.s. relations. [applause] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations]
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>> mr. president, this concludes the ceremony. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ [applause] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> now live to the white
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house as guests start to arrive in the state dinner in honor of chinese president xi jinping we will watch as the guest begin to arrive shortly. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations]
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the honorable dr. and mrs. chow. >> this is my father. dr. chow. >> and who are you wearing? >> oh my gosh. something very inexpensive that i have worn before. [laughter]
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>> the honorable samantha powers ♪ ♪ the honorable mr. and mrs. charles bustani
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sophia richardson ♪ ♪ >> this is the second state dinner held for china since president obama has been in office. the last was 2011 and upon entering the white house guest will be entertained by a string quartet from michigan and grammy winner will also perform. ♪ ♪
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>> the honorable rick larsen ♪ ♪ mr. and mrs. larry fink ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ mr. stephen chang ♪ ♪ mr gerard baker ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> this is exciting. i am still on clause nine. -- a cloud nine. is such an honor. to help welcome the first china family.
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[inaudible conversations] >> she was wearing a combination of the navy. -- the color navy. [inaudible] the honorable madeleine albright ♪ ♪ mr. and mrs. eugene robinson ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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the honorable senator stabenow ♪ ♪ >> this is my daughter a lot. -- daughter-in-law ♪ ♪ mr. tim cook and dudley said jackson -- lisa jackson ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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mr. and mrs. john lassiter ♪ ♪ mr. and mrs. neville ♪ ♪ mr. jeffrey katzenburg
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ senator bob corker ♪ ♪ mr. dennis is the david taylor ♪ ♪
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the honorable saudia sotomayor ♪ ♪ mr. walker and mrs. spencer ♪ ♪ mr. robert iger ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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the honorable jake of the lew -- jacob lew ♪ ♪ mr. mark zuckerberg ♪ ♪ the honorable olson, jr.
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♪ ♪ senator cantwell ♪ ♪ the honorable mr. and mrs. john podesta ♪ ♪ mrs. wasserman-schultz ♪ ♪ mr. and mrs. joshua version ♪ ♪
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mr. ennis says david rubenstein ♪ ♪ mr. hastings ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ mr. james murray ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ the honorable dianne feinstein ♪ ♪ >> the importance of tonight's dinner is to welcome a the president of
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the largest country in the world. the pacific rim is the largest center of trade and commerce in the world today. working out a good relationship with china. >> [inaudible] >> i am delighted to be here. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ >> son the the menu items his wild mushroom soup with truffles and may lobster and for dessert poppyseed bread and butter pudding. chinese items is a wine is served with soup and sorbet part of the dessert course ♪ ♪
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>> the honorable brent scowcroft. >> how many state dinners had you been to? >> i do not want to do even count. [laughter] ♪ ♪ . .
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[inaudible conversations] >> an update, the chinese president is scheduled to arrive in just a few minutes and president and the first lady will be greeting them.
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>> we are going to move now. the chinese president is arriving soon and will be greeted by the president and the first lady.
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♪ >> earlier today at the white house president obama and president xi jinping held a news conference. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states and the president of the people's republic of china. >> good afternoon, everybody, please have a seat. i want to once again welcome
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president xi back to the white house. we first toasted him when testifies vice president. this is our sixth meeting. as a result of our efforts, our nations are working more closely across the broader change of critical issues. since i took office, america's export to china has nearly doubled. chinese investment in the united states help support across the country. encouraging development reconciliation in afghanistan to the ebola in west africa. we have encouraged other countries to step us as well increasing prospects for global
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agreement. as a member, china was critical that brought iran to negotiating tables and talk to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. greater prosperity and greater security is what american and chinese can do. that's why i want to say again, the united states welcome the rise of a china that is peaceful, and responsible player in global affairs and committed to expand cooperation even if we address disagreements candidly an construct iively. that's what president xin and i first with respect to economics, level the plain field for
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american companies. we committed ourself for trade and economic technologies, including protection of property . i raise once again concerns about cyber threats to american companies and american citizens. i indicated that it has to stop. united states government does not engage for commercial gain and today i can announce that our two countries reached a common understanding on the way forward. we've agreed that neither the u.s. nor the chinese government will conduct or knowingly support theft of intellectual president including trade secrets or other confidential
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for local advantage. we will work together and with other nations to promote international rudes for appropriate conduct in cyberspace. so this is progress, but i have to insist that our work is not yet done. i believe we can expand our cooperation in this area even as the united states will continue to use all of the tools that are disposal to protect american companies, citizens and interest. second, i'm pleased that we are building on last year's business. help reduce american's carbon omissions. china will begin to limit omissions from some of its largest sectors. last year i announced our pledge for $3 billion to the green climate fund to help with climate change. today i welcome china for most
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countries vulnerable as well. the world's two largest economist and consumers come together like this, there's no reason for other countries whether developed or developing to not do so as well. and so this is another major step towards the global agreement the world needs to reach in two month's time. third, with respect to security in the asia pacific. we agreed to new channels and reduced miscalculations between militaries. united states and china reaffirmed commitment to complete of the korean peninsula and demand implementation and rewill not accept north korea as a nuclear weapon state. we did have candid discussions on the east and south china seas
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and reiterated the right of countries to freedom and overflight, as such, i indicate that had the united states will continue the sail, operate anywhere that international law allows. i convey to president xi concerns over land reclamation, construction and the areas that makes it harder. i encouraged a resolution between claimants in the area. we are not a claimant, i just want to make sure the rules of the road are upheld. i reiterated my strong commitment as well based on the taiwan relations act. fourth, we agree to the more to promote international security. the united nations in the coming days, u.s. and china will bring countries to promote development in afghanistan and will work
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with many partners to strengthen international peace keeping. all parties including iran need to implement nuclear deal and need to be fully enforced. for the first time u.s. and china will formally partner to promote global development. building our efforts against ebola will work to strengthen security and expand join efforts on humanitarian assistance and food security and given china's success, we will help rally this weekend around new development in our goal to eliminate extreme poverty. i affirm america support for all people including freedom of assembly and expression, freedom of the press and freedom of
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religion and i expressed in views to prevent journalists lawyers and civil society groups from operating freely or denying ethic minority equal treatment are problematic in our view and prevent china and its people from realizing it's full potential. obviously we recognize that there are real differences and president xi shared his views in terms of how can he can move forward in a step-by-step way to provide chinese unity. we expect and continue to consult in these areas. even as we recognize that that is part of the people's repup lick of china. we continue to preserve the religious and cultural for his representatives. finally we are taking more steps
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, boost tourism between our countries in the past months and just as children across china learn english, we are starting one million strong and encourage one million american student to learn mandarin chinese over the next five years. vice president biden pointed out that two of his children are on track, two of his grandchildren, actually. after all, if our countries are going to be more together around the world, then speaking each other's language truly understanding each other is a good place to start. overall we had an extremely productive meeting. particularly work that has been done by our teams shows the extraordinary progress that we can make when working together. the candid conversations about disagreement help us understand to avoid miscalculations and take away potentially for further progress in those
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further, and president xi i want to thank you again for expanding our commitment for cooperation between our nations. it's another reminder that as we work to narrow our differences we will continue to advance mutual interest not only two countries but for the benefit of the world. thank you very much. >> president obama, press, ladies and gentlemen, good friends, good morning. it's a great pleasure for me to meet with all of you together with president obama. let me begin by thanking, again, president obama on the u.s. government for the gracious hospitality and thoughtful arrangements to me and the chinese delegation.
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i want to thank the american people for the warm welcome. yesterday and today president obama and i have had discussions on domestic around foreign policies, important topics, relations, international and regional situations. our meetings are con -- constructive and productive and we have reached consensus. during the discussions president obama shared with me the domestic agenda and foreign policy priorities that he has been working on and i congratulated him on the progress that he had made in those areas. i appreciate president obama's reaffirmation to me that the united states welcomes the rise of a peaceful stable and prosperous china and supports china to play a bigger role in
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the international arena and the united states supports. as indicated to president obama that china is making all round efforts to deepen comprehensive reform to enforce strict party discipline. so as to achieve society of initial prosperity in our respects. china is firmly committed to the path of peaceful development. it is committed to growing friendships and relationships with all can you countries in the world. the work with the united states to build the new model of major country relationships without conflict, without confrontation, with mutual respect and win-win cooperation is a cooperation to china foreign policy. we have spoken highly of the important progress made in
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china-u.s. relations since the summit in 2013 and we have agreed to follow the consensus, the practical cooperation in various areas at the bilateral region and lower levels and manage differences in sensitive issues in a constructive manner and advance the new model of major country relationships between china and the united states. we have agreed to deepen the principle cooperation in various areas at the scope, this includes, we have agreed to vigorously push forward the bilateral investment treaty negotiations, speed up the pace of the work as to achieve a high standard and balanced agreement. we will expand mutually beneficial cooperation in energy, environmental
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protection, scientific knowledge, aviation, agricultural, house and other areas. the two governments and relevant agencies and our businesses have signed a serious of commercial contract. china and the united states are highly complementary economically and there's huge potential for further cooperation. for the united states recognize that china, it will help expand the mutual cooperation between the two countries. we have also had in-depths discussion on the international economic and financial situation. we have agreed to step up macro policy cooperation. we have established the mechanism on economic affairs between china and the united
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states, which will be led by ya of china and secretary of it shall -- treasury lou. we will also step up cooperation within 2020, other multilateral mechanisms. i appreciate the u.s. supporting including the rnb into the imf when certain are met and appreciate commitment to implement the imf and government reform plan adopted at the summit in 2010. we have truly -- we have a
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agreed to stock up exchanges in policy dialogue at all levels for a more joint exercises and training. we were that terrorism has become an enemy of mankind and we have agreed to step up multilateral and bilateral. we have decided to increase communication and cooperation and international peace-keeping operation and enforcement cooperation to join the fight against all kinds of corruption crime. we have in-depth discussion on the situation and we believe that china and the united states have extensive common interest in the region and we should continue no dialogue and work together promote interactions and inclusive cooperation in the asia pacific and work with
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countries in the asia pacific to promote peace, prosperity in the regions. china is committed to the path of peaceful development and a neighboring foreign policy and partnership with our neighbors. islands in the south china sea are china territory. we have a right to uphold our wrong territorial sovereignty and rise in interest. we are commit today maintaining stability in the south china sea managing differences and disputes through dialogue and addressing disputes through negotiation and peaceful manner and exploring ways to achieve much -- mutual benefits and cooperation. relevant activity that china are undertaking in the islands, do
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not impact any country and china does not intend to pursue military evasion. china and the united states have a lot of common interest on. on the issue of south china sea. we both support stability on the south china sea. the country is directly involved to disputes, negotiation and consultation and we support freedom, navigation and the management of differences through dialogue and full and effective of doc and early conclusion of the consultation of doc based on consensus building. we have agreed to maintain constructive communication on relevant issues. china and the united states are two major countries and we should spend in dialogue and
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cooperation. confrontation and friction are not the right choice for both sides. during my visit the authorities of both countries have raised important consensus on joined fight against cybercrimes. both sides agree to step up crime cases investigation, assistance and information sharing and various government that would not be engage or not support online intellectual properties and we will explore appropriate state, behavior norms of the cyber space and we will establish a high level joint dialogue mechanism to fight against cybercrimes and related issues and to establish hotline links, democracy and human rights are the common of mankind, at the same time, we
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must recognize that countries have different hist-- historical realities and we need to respect countries to choose path independently. the chinese people are think to go realize the great renew of the chinese nation. this process in essence is a process to achieve social equity in justice and advancing human rights. china stands ready in the spirit of equality and mutual respect conduct human right dialogue with the united states, expand consensus, reduce differences, learn from each other and progress together. we have decided to continue to work together to tackle global challenges and provide more public good for the international community. we, again, issued a joined
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announcement on climate change. we have to expand cooperation in coordination in multilateral negotiation and work together to push the climate change conference to produce important progress. we have signed china-u.s. development cooperation and we have agreed to expand cooperation in africa and other regions, emergency respond and disaster reduction and we will maintain in communication in posting the 2015 agenda for a more equitable and balanced development partnership and help developing countries to achieve common development. we have agreed to firmly uphold the international nuclear nonproliferation regime. president obama and i welcome to
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comprehensive joint plan of action reached by relevant parties regarding the iranian nuclear issue. all relevant parties should undertake to implement the agreement fully and work together to implement all relevant united nations resolutions. we reaffirm our commitment to realize the complete and peninsula in a peaceful way. and we oppose any action that might cause tension in the korean peninsula or violates un security. and all relevant parties should work together to firmly advance the process of korean peninsula.
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the friendship between the two people is the most reliable foundation for long-term and stable development of china and u.s. relations. i wish endeavor to solidify this important foundation. we have decided to make 2016 a year of tourism for china and the united states. in the next three years, we will fund a total of -- total of 50,000 students to study in each other's countries. we offer extend from universities to elementary and secondary schools and by 2020 one million americans students will learn mandarin. the door of friendship will continue to be open to the american people. i also hope the chinese people
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could come to the united states for holidays or visits more easily and conveniently. ..
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>> >> also everyone will kill me if i don't ask what is the reaction to house speaker jon peters decision to resign? are you concerned it will make it more difficult to avoid a government shutdown could they give immigration reform through before he leaves? >> i will take them in order. with respect to cyber.
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this is ben a serious discussion between myself and president xi. the good news from my perspective is in the of the depth -- of the up to and to be finalized today we have made significant progress to how law enforcement and investigators are going to work together for a shave and information individuals or entities to engaged in cybercrime or cyberattack to join the firm that governments don't engaged in
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cyberespionage for commercial gain i consider that progress what i said to president xi and the american people is the question is are words followed by actions. we will be watching carefully to make an assessment as to whether progress has been made in this area. with respect to the various tools that we have to go after those that are attacking our companies to extract trade secrets or data we have traditional law-enforcement tools as indicated a while back there executive action i have instituted the ability to impose sanctions on individuals or entities when
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we have proof they have gone after u.s. companies are u.s. persons. we did not at our level have specific instructions of a specific cases but i did indicate to president xi we will apply those and whatever other tools we have been our toolkit to go after cybercriminals retrospectively or prospectively those are two rules generally directed at governments but entities or individuals we can identify. they are not unique to china. those search tools we will be using for cyberpersonals around the world. and president xi as they indicated to me with 1.
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3 billion people he cannot guarantee the behavior every single person on chinese soil to acquire understand i cannot guarantee the actions of every single american but what i can guarantee and what i hope president xi will show me is that we're not sponsoring these activities and when it comes to our attention of non-governmental entities and individuals are engaging in this we take it seriously to enforce the law. the last one on the cyberissue is because this is a global problem and unlike other areas of international cooperation in the rules are not well developed.
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it will be important for the united states and china working with other nations and the united nations and the private sector to start developing an architecture to govern behavior in cyberspace that is enforceable and clear purport doesn't mean we will prevent every cybercrime but serve as a template whereby countries know what the rules are and are held accountable and are able to join in the bill after the non-state actors in this area. with john boehner i just heard the news as i was coming out of the meeting. it took me by surprise. i took the time prior to this press conference to call him directly to your talk to him.
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john boehner is a good man. a patriot, he cares deeply about the house and the institution in which she has served for a long time and his constituents and he cares about america. we obviously have had a lot of disagreements and politically at different ends of the spectrum but i will tell you he has always conducted himself with courtesy and civility and kept his word when he made a commitment and somebody has been gracious and most importantly somebody who understands bin government you don't get 100 percent of what you want but you have to work with people you
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disagree with, sometimes strongly to do people's business. i will not prejudge to the next speaker will be. that will have to be worked through in the house. i will certainly reach out immediately to make the important issues that america faces but the one thing i will say is i hope there is a recognition on the part of the next speaker , something that john understood even though at times it was challenging to bring his caucus a long, we can have significant differences but that doesn't mean you shut down the
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government or risk the full faith and had credit of the united states. you don't invite a potential financial crisis you pass transportation bills to do the basic work of governance that ensures the military is operating and the national parks are open and there is no weakness in that that is what government is in our democracy you don't get what you want 100 percent of the time. sometimes you take half or a quarter of that is something i have learned here in this office. i am looking forward to your working with the neck speaker in the meantime he will not leave for another 30 days so woefully he can get as much done as he
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possibly can and i'll look forward to working with him on that. >> [speaking chinese] >>translator: talking about cybersecurity and the united states with president obama and i have on many occasions, with a long history exchange views on this it is fair to say every have consensus including a new consensus. overall united states is the strongest country in terms of cybercrime china is the world's biggest to have 600 million to cooperate
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because of confrontation to carry out the expert levels of dialogue to strength than the corporation in many respects and ensure that cybersecurity into a new source instead of confrontation. add-on the u.s. side has concerns and disrespect they take seriously the u.s. provision of any information now and in the future through law-enforcement authorities to obtain communication on this matter
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and appropriately address them. we have broad interest but we need to strengthen cooperation and nor should we politicize this issue. it is fair to say and going forward to reach a further agreement. thank you. >> speenineteen however the right to propose to raise a question. i have a a question for president obama i have noticed that last night
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during the meeting with president xi jinping and the ceremony this morning reason they've made remarks to communicate the u.s. welcomes the rise of up prosperous china and for them to be playing a bigger role. could you please elaborate? what have you done to enable the region? we're more interested for the remainder of the office what you will do to reach this goal. >> first of all, united states provided a platform of all world war ii era that has been able to stabilize the way that china could
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grow so rapidly. and we're very proud of the work that we did after world war ii to help rebuild asia and europe with the norms and the rules do facilitate global trade and to help maintain the peace. since i have been president my goal is to consist of the engaged with china in a way that is constructive to manage our differences and maximize opportunities for cooperation and repeated the
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we have said it is in the interest of the united states to see a giant - - china pull people out of poverty and to expand its markets. because a successful and stable and peaceful china on a range of international challenges last night during our discussions i mentioned to president xi as powerful as the united states is, of the nature of the biggest challenges for terrorism those are not any thing that they can solve.
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with the excellence of the of military to play a special role of a larger burden and we have to cooperate. as we continue to recognize if there is friendly competition and with the playing field on fairly a direction or not. with the desire to a couple of international norms and rules to recognize to update international institutions
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for strength and power. but president xi mentioned and ident xi mentionedly and reform that we fully support and one to implement a greater voice for china and that institution reflective of that strength the same is true to go up to the united nations on the peacekeeping initiatives to protect its capabilities to reduce conflict and all those issues with science and technology brief thank it is there as long as there is reciprocity and transparency and fairness in the relationship. what i have said in the past due president xi that given
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china's size of the recognized there is poverty but we cannot treat china as if it is still a pour developing country as it might have been 50 years ago. now is a powerhouse that has responsibilities. and expectations in terms to uphold international rules that may not have existed before and that is something china should welcome. that is part of the deal to be on the world stage as part of a big country, you have more to do. >> mr. president you said you did not want to prejudge the neck speaker but cad you tell us what the resignation
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until about the republican party and durability to work with congress with the remainder of year term value try to negotiate -- to avert a government shutdown does this make this easier or harder and can you move forward with congress on priorities like planned parenthood and immigration and you cannot address with speaker boehner in his position and president xi, you experienced an economic downturn in your country with the stock market and investors globally are concerned about the actions you have taken to intervene with a currency exchange rate. what can you say today to restore confidence the interventions will not have a spillover effect into the economy into the future. thank you. >> i meant what i said. i will not prejudge how i can work with the neck speaker because i don't know
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who that is and i suspect there will be a lot of debate inside the repblican caucus about who they want to leave them and and what direction. so it is not as if there is a multitude of various that the house republican congress has sought cooperation previously. i necessarily think there will be a big shift. but i do think that speaker boehner had a tough position because there were members and his caucus who sought compromise of any sort as weakness or betrayal. when you have divided government, a democracy,
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compromise is unnecessary and i think speaker bather had difficulty persuading members of his caucus of that. hopefully they have learned some lessons from 2011. the last time they sought to introduce a non budget item into the budget discussions come at that time that was obamacare to shut down the government for that purpose. ended up hurting the economy and slowing it down. it cost a lot of hardship for a lot of people. it turns out government provides a lot of vital services. military provides protection , agencies keep our air cleaner and water cleaned and people every single day are hoping to respond to emergencies to
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help get social security checks to help them deal with an ailing parent. when you insist lsi get my way on this issue, i will shut down all those services and by the way of these hard-working people without paychecks. that doesn't just church the economy in the abstract and hurts families and as i recall not good for the reputation of the republican party either. hopefully some lessons will be drawn i expect we will continue to have significant fights around issues of planned parenthood and issues like immigration. but perhaps the visit by the
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holy father to congress may have changed hearts and minds i know speaker boehner was deeply moved by his encounter with pope francis per cry want to congratulate him by the way to facilitate that historic visit. if it meant a lot to him and his family. and i were just ask members to reflect on what his holiness said. not is the particular is but the general proposition that we should be open to each other and not demonize each other. to have a monopoly on the truth of what is right to show respect and regard for
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the most vulnerable in our society. notch but a political message but it is a good one when with politics the only way to get on the news is if you are really rude or say obnoxious things about people. . .
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>> i hope that we can get some things done before he steps down . >> thank you, madame reporter, for your interest in china's economy. since 2005 we adopted the exchange rate reform. by june this year, it has risen in value by more than 35% with the u.s. dollars last month. in fact, we are continue to go make reforms to the exchange rate. that increased the intensity for the markets to determine the ebbing change rate. due to the influence of factors such as the previous strengthening of the u.s.
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dollars, the exchange rate after reform has experienced a certain degree of fluctuation, however there's no basis to have devaluation in the long run. at present the exchange rates is moving toward stability. going further, china will improve marketization and formation exchange rate and man taken basic stability in level. at present china is also under increasing pressure of economic downturn and fluctuations on the stock markets. challenges obviously increased, but what we are taking is proactive fiscal policy and prudence monitoring policy and described them as measure to
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promote reform, restructuring, taking measures we managed to maintain a 7% in the first half of this year. last year 7.3% of growth rate and compared with the aggregate, the increase, the increase of the economy is equivalent to the size of a middle-sized economy. so for the first of this year, 7% and for the whole year i think it's expected at the same level. the chinese economy maintaining mid-to-high growth rate. our people income is still middle income, period. when countries are developing, this is a risk will there will be further development.
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at present our per capita gdp only stands at 700 u.s. dollars and that is pretty much behind the united states. there is a big room for increase and we are now doing what we call reforms which is new type of industrialization organization and the agricultural. every year it will increase by 2%. now our urbanization ratio is expected to grow at 2% and that is equivalent to something like ten million people moving from rural area to the urban areas. at the same time we should not let the rural areas get backward and develop through internet and other policies, our
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industrialization and urbanization will have a frog-leap development. now the chinese economy turning it from a speed-face growth to quality-face growth and we are moving from an export driven economy into an economy driven by expanded consumption and domestic demand. we call this a new -- for everybody provide healthy growth that strengthens confidence. thank you. and now, i would like to remind from the people daily of china to raise questions. >> thank you. i have a question to seek id


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