Visiting Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping met in Washington on Tuesday with U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta.
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (L) meets with U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta at the Pentagon in Washington, the United States, Feb. 14, 2012. [Liu Jiansheng/Xinhua]
Prior to their meeting, Panetta hosted a welcoming ceremony in front of the Pentagon in honor of Xi.
Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, also attended the meeting.