President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao have met amid rising tensions over Beijing's currency policy and a showdown between China and with Japan.
Wen said he came to the United States in a "spirit of cooperation" and said the United States and China could work together on financial and economic issues.
Obama, meanwhile, praised the U.S.-China strategic dialogue and noted China's efforts to stabilize the global economy after the worst economic crisis in decades.
Obama had warned Beijing on September 20 that the U.S.-China economic relationship must be a "two-way street" in a further toughening of American rhetoric on currency and trade disputes.
The leaders met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.
compiled from agency reports