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U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose for photographers as they shake hands before their meeting at the West Lake State Guest House in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. (Wang Zhao/Pool Photo via AP)
U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose for photographers as they shake hands before their meeting at the West Lake State Guest House in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. (Wang Zhao/Pool Photo via AP)

The U.S.-China relationship is the most consequential in the world today.  It is a dynamic and growing relationship built upon a foundation of mutual trust and respect, growing trade and people to people exchange.