1. CHINESE FOR CHEESE?

    Obama Meets China’s Leader

    Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao (L) and US President Barack Obama (C) arrive at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on November 20, 2012. Obama was on November 20 set to defy Beijing's protests and use the summit to raise concerns over South China Sea rows that have sent diplomatic and trade shockwaves across the region. AFP PHOTO / TANG CHHIN SOTHY        (Photo credit should read TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images)

    Tang Chhin Sothy, AFP / Getty Images

    Who says battling superpowers can’t have an eight-minute photo op? President Obama met with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda in separate meetings Tuesday. Aside from Wen and Obama trumpeting the power of peace and other nondescript important stuff, Wen congratulated Obama for beating Romney in the election. Same with Noda. The president’s swing through Asia ends Tuesday.

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