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Defense Secretary Panetta Meets with China's Xi Jinping

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (L) sits with China's Vice President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, September 19, 2012. Panetta is on the second official stop of a three-nation tour to Japan, China and New Zealand. REUTERS/Larry Downing (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)

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China's leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping held his first talks with a foreign official since vanishing from the public eye nearly two weeks ago.

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He met with US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

Anchor Aaron Schachter speaks with The World's Mary Kay Magistad in Beijing.