Xi Takes First Step With Abe to Repair Strained Relations

November 10, 2014 4:41 PM

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The first formal meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping is a tentative step toward repairing ties between two nations whose economies stand to gain from burying mutual mistrust.

The nations broke their two-and-a-half year summit drought yesterday with an uneasy handshake, yet face harder work ahead to overcome discord over a territorial dispute and Japan’s wartime past.

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