The Washington Times - May 20, 2013, 05:46PM

President Obama will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in California on June 7-8, the White House announced Monday.

It will be Mr. Obama’s first meeting with Mr. Xi since he became president of China in March. They previously met in Washington in 2011 when Mr. Xi was vice president.


The talks come amid heightened U.S. tensions over cyberattacks reportedly originating in China. But the Obama administration said it has been pleased with Beijing’s cooperation in trying to persuade North Korea to reduce its belligerent military actions this spring.

The White House said the two leaders will discuss a “wide range” of issues. The meeting will be held at Sunnylands, the estate of Walter and Leonore Annenberg.

“They will review progress and challenges in U.S.-China relations over the past four years and discuss ways to enhance cooperation, while constructively managing our differences, in the years ahead,” the White House said in a statement.

National Security Adviser Tom Donilon will travel to Beijing on May 26-28 to prepare for this meeting.