U.S. officials begin tough talks in China

July 9, 2014 4:45 PM

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U.S. officials begin tough talks in China

BEIJING — China's Communist Party leader Xi Jinping and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry vowed better economic and security co-operation Wednesday as the two countries held the latest in a series of talks designed to improve their often difficult relationship.

Amid the positive rhetoric lay several reminders of the distrust and friction that characterize ties between the world's top two economies.

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