Barack Obama, Xi Jinping to talk cyber, territorial disputes

September 25, 2015 9:27 AM

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WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will test the limits of their personal ties Friday as they wade into issues that have exacerbated tensions: China's cyberspying in the U.S. and Beijing's territorial disputes in the Asian Pacific.

Discussions on both matters will play out against the backdrop of White House pageantry as Obama hosts Xi for a grand state visit, including a glitzy black-tie dinner. In keeping with the spirit of a state visit - an honour bestowed on close partners - the U.S. was emphasizing areas of agreement wit...

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