China’s Xi heads to Washington for likely tough talks with Obama

September 24, 2015 9:06 AM

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SEATTLE: Chinese President Xi Jinping heads to Washington on Thursday for summit talks with Barack Obama having made clear that few compromises are in store on hot-button issues like cyber theft and the South China Sea.

Xi spent two days in Seattle driving home the message that good economic and commercial relations are at the core of the bilateral relationship, and that the Obama administration should respect China's different views on political questions.

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