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Report: Obama Congratulates Top Chinese Communist on New Position

11:45 AM, Nov 15, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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A report in the Chinese state-run Xinhua outlet claims that President Barack Obama congratulated Xi Jinping on his "election" to be the top Communist in China. Jinping will be the next president of China, and now controls the Chinese military.

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"I recall your successful visit to the United States last February, and the positive and constructive discussions we had about the future of U.S.-China relations," Obama reportedly told the Chinese Communist chief.

"I look forward to working with you in the years ahead to continue building a cooperative partnership that benefits both of our peoples and advances peace and prosperity, especially through practical cooperation on regional and global economic and security challenges."

The congratulatory comment was made in regard to Jinping being promoted to head of the Chinese Communist party.

The White House has not released a read out of the apparent call between Obama and Jinping

Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev also had nice things to say to Jinping.

"I am convinced that the implementation of the Decisions of the 18th Congress of the CPC will serve to further the prosperity of the friendly People's Republic of China," Medvedev said, according to Xinhua.

"I am ready for an active joint work with you so as to further strengthen cooperation between the United Russia Party and the Communist Party of China," Medvedev also said, expressing support.

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