U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and then-Chinese-Vice-President Xi Jinping pose for photographs before meeting in the Oval Office at the White House February 14, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping are set to meet in an informal summit at Sunnylands, the former Annenberg Estate, located in Rancho Mirage, California, on June 7-8. The summit was originally supposed to take place months from now, and the Associated Press takes the earlier date as "a sign that both sides want to stem a drift in ties" sooner rather than later. Xi himself was quoted recently saying, "The current China-U.S. relationship is at a critical juncture." He added that the countries must "build on past successes and open up new dimensions for the future."
Below, please find ongoing Asia Society coverage of the historic tete-a-tete. And please also visit our partner site ChinaFile for more on the topic.