After talks, Obama gives Xi redwood bench

After talks, Obama gives Xi redwood bench

President Barack Obama sent off China's President Xi Jinping with something not every world leader has: the huge wooden park bench on which they sat to chat.

"President Obama's gift to President Xi was a custom-designed park bench. The bench is inscribed on the front with the dates of this visit, and, in Mandarin, the fact that the bench is made of California redwood," the White House said in a statement.

Out on a stroll of the grounds of Sunnylands, where the leaders held their talks, Xi and Obama sat for a moment together on the bench, said Obama's deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes.

The presidents spent eight hours together over two days working on a rapport and on policy understandings, if not breakthroughs, on North Korea, climate and cyber issues.

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