Even as Obama and Xi strike accords, a quiet tussle for leadership in Asia (+video)

November 12, 2014 5:59 PM

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The world's two most powerful leaders agreed on action on climate change, visas, and boosting investment. But vital questions remain about both countries' strategic ambitions in the region.

Beijing — As President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping talked late into the night on Tuesday – they lingered five hours over dinner – it became clear that Mr. Obama’s first trip to China in five years was by no means a perfunctory affair.

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