Bumpy beginning for Obama in China, starting on the tarmac

September 4, 2016 5:39 AM

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HANGZHOU, China (AP) - If President Barack Obama was hoping for a graceful start to his final trip to Asia as commander in chief, this wasn’t it.

Confrontations between Chinese officials and White House staff and other diplomatic dust-ups were out in the open from the moment Air Force One landed in Hangzhou, where world leaders were attending an economic summit.

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