Obama to meet with Chinese leader in Rancho Mirage

POSTED: 03:01 PM PDT May 20, 2013    UPDATED: 07:30 PM PDT May 20, 2013 
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -

President Obama will meet with President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China next month at the Rancho Mirage estate Sunnylands, White House officials said today.

The two presidents will meet June 7-8 for "in-depth discussions on a wide range of bilateral, regional and global issues," according to the White House. The world leaders "will review progress and challenges in U.S.-China relations over the past four years and discuss ways to enhance cooperation, while constructively managing our differences, in the years ahead," a White House statement says.

It will be Obama's first meeting with Jinping since he became president of China in March. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon will travel to Beijing next week to prepare for the meeting, according to the White House.

Sunnylands is the desert estate of the late U.S. Ambassador Walter Annenberg and his wife Leonore. The estate has hosted presidents, foreign heads of state, Supreme Court justices and celebrities. Sunnylands opened to the public last year.