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Obama, Chinese president try to show cooperation amid tensions
Obama, Chinese president try to show cooperation amid tensions

Reaching new common ground on trade and taking an intimate palace stroll, President Obama and his Chinese counterpart put a sunny gloss on U.S.-Chinese relations Tuesday and tried to downplay months of strains over cyber-espionage, political protests and territorial disputes. Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping met privately for the first time during Obama’s three days of diplomacy and stagecraft timed to an economic summit in Beijing. The leaders greeted each other with warm welcomes and assurances. Obama said he wanted to “take the relationship to a new level.” Xi took the president for a walk around the blue-lighted imperial gardens of Zhongnanhai, his residence...

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