US President Barack Obama (R) Chinese President Hu Jintao (C) and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive for the State Dinner at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 19, 2011. Obama and Hu sparred over human rights but smoothed over sharp differences by making an economic and strategic case for working together. On a long-awaited state visit, Hu made the unusual comment for a Chinese leader that “a lot” remained to be done on freedoms in China, but pointedly did not share Obama’s view that basic human rights were “universal.” AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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