A tale of U.S.-China contrasts: Obama sounds conciliatory, Xi sounds competitive

By David Nakamura, November 12, 2014

BEIJING — After days of behind-the-scenes lobbying by U.S. officials, Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed, as a gesture of diplomacy, to take a question at a news conference with President Obama. His answers, after being put on the spot Wednesday, were anything but diplomatic.

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