Obama Gifts Xi with Redwood Bench
   2013-06-09 11:14:15    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Xing Yihang

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) presents Chinese President Xi Jinping with a bench made of California redwood while they take a joint walk before heading into their second meeting, at the Annenberg Retreat, California, the United States, June 8, 2013. Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama held the second meeting here on Saturday to exchange views on economic ties. [Photo: Xinhua/Lan Hongguang]

U.S. President Barack Obama presented a bench made of California redwood to Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday to mark their summit meeting at the Sunnylands estate in California.

During a morning walk before their second day of talks, the two presidents stopped to sit on the bench, installed outside the main house at the estate.

The bench was inscribed, "Presented to His Excellency Xi Jinping President of the People's Republic of China By Barack Obama President of the United States, Sunnylands Annenberg Estate, June 7-8, 2013."

The bench also features a line written in Chinese, which reads: "California Redwood."


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