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Obama Told Hu U.S. People ‘Increasingly Impatient’ With China

November 13, 2011

Nov. 12 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama told Chinese President Hu Jintao today that the U.S. public and businesses are growing “increasingly impatient and frustrated” with the pace of progress in relations between the two nations, a White House official said.

Obama “made it very clear” that the U.S. wants to see greater cooperation from China on trade, currency and protecting intellectual property rights, Michael Froman, White House deputy national security adviser, told reporters.

Economic issues dominated the talks between the two leaders today on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Honolulu.

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