"China and the US first need to create mutual trust, dispel mutual suspicion and prevent strategic miscalculation," said Wang Yi.
It is definitely better to have the chief executive elected by 5 million eligible voters than by 1,200 people, said CY Leung.
One body recovered near the volcano's summit was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash.
Ongoing unrest has begun to take its toll on Hong Kong’s busiest week for stores catering to mainland visitors.
MFA expressed firm opposition on Tuesday to intervention by US and British governments in HK’s political reform and the “Occupy Central” protests.
But manufacturers' operating conditions saw no improvement against the previous month amid subdued growth momentum.
Protesters turned to singing and chanting late on Tuesday as they continued their blockade of downtown thoroughfares in key parts of Hong Kong Island.
"The great cause older generations pioneered is moving forward, and the history they started is being carried forward", said Xi.
Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed an array of issues including trade, climate change and security.