Obama Downplays Tensions After Skirmishes During China Visit

September 4, 2016 5:31 AM

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President Barack Obama downplayed dust-ups involving the U.S. delegation and Chinese security officials during the opening hours of his trip to Hangzhou for the G-20 summit, but said Sunday the U.S. would not apologize for its efforts to expand media access in the country.

"We don’t leave our values and ideals behind when we take these trips," Obama said after a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May, when asked about the incidents. "It can cause some friction. It’s not the first time it’s happened."

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