So what can Wall Street expect from Chinese President Xi Jinping's first official state visit to the U.S;, which kicks off on Tuesday?
Technology will be a big talking point. The U.S. has publicly considered imposing sanctions on China for hacking violations, but the Chinese government has so far denied involvement in data theft.
Officials have suggested a "cyber arms deal" agreement, which would prevent the two countries attacking critical infrastructure such as banks and power stations.
Despite its turbulent relationship with American companies such as Google (GOOG) - Get Report and Facebook (FB) - Get Report, the Chinese government has organized a technology forum in Seattle on Wednesday, which many top tech heavy weights are expected to attend. There will also be a scheduled visit to the Boeing (BA) - Get Report and possibly also the Microsoft (MSFT) - Get Report headquarters.
President Jinping is expected to be on the offensive regarding China's weakening growth projections and currency policies when he holds a joint press conference with President Obama in Washington on Friday. China's economic statistics have become increasingly difficult to believe in recent quarters because of the government's pains to paint the economy in a positive light and increasing reliance on a massive stimulus package to stimulate growth. This combination has cast doubt over the government's commitment to serious, long-term economic reform.
In a rare interview given to The Wall Street Journal, President Jinping emphasized the increasing push towards sustainable growth for China's transitioning economy, saying that China would "forge ahead against all odds to meet our goals of reform."
Almost a year after presidents Obama and Jinping agreed to work together on climate change, energy efficiency will also be on the agenda for discussion. The U.S. and China have been working on ways to collaborate in the clean tech space and next generation nuclear power.