Xi trades football for hardball political negotiations in Washington, DC

September 24, 2015 3:16 AM

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Xi trades football for hardball political negotiations in Washington, DC

Chinese President Xi Jinping poses with football players and a football he was given during a visit to Lincoln High School, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in Tacoma, Wash. Xi is on the second of a three-day trip to Seattle before traveling to Washington, D.C., for a White House state dinner on Friday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE (AP) — With his feel-good tours of Boeing, Microsoft and a local high school complete, Chinese President Xi Jinping departs Washington state Thursday for the other Washington, where tougher discussions on cybersecurity, intellectual property protections and human rights await.

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