Obama's China Trip Ends; Currency, Trade Issues Unresolved

Speaking before his meeting today with the Chinese premier, Wen Jiabao, he told reporters that the American relationship with China was deepening beyond trade and economics to cover international matters such as climate change and security.

Even so, trade disagreements loomed large in the two men's talks. Wen struck a conciliatory note in his comments -- according to a report of the meeting on the Chinese foreign ministry website -- saying that China "does not pursue a trade surplus" and wants "to encourage a steady balancing of bilateral trade".