Jimmy Carter

In meeting with Jimmy Carter in Beijing, president-in-waiting Xi Jinping calls for 'new type of bilateral ties' between the world's two biggest economies. Photo: Xinhua

Xi seeks 'renewed impetus' in Sino-US relationship

The new Communist Party leader, Xi Jinping, has called for "renewed impetus" to be given to Sino-US relations as he set the tone for the relationship in a meeting with former US president Jimmy Carter in Beijing on Thursday.