U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to shake hands with China's Vice President Xi Jinping in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington

 
U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to shake hands with China
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) prepares to shake hands with China's Vice President Xi Jinping in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, February 14, 2012. Obama and Xi will hold talks on Tuesday that could help boost the international stature of China's leader-in-waiting while testing Obama's ability to balance U.S.-China diplomacy with election-year pressures. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)