Obama's bid for new China ties can't quell tension

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, follows China's President Xi Jinping as they enter a room for a meeting after participating in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit at the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Beijing Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Kim Kyung-Hoon, Pool)BEIJING (AP) — When Xi Jinping took the reins of a booming China two years ago, President Barack Obama saw an opportunity to remake America’s relationship with the Asian power. But even after Obama’s unusually robust efforts to forge personal ties with Xi, the two leaders are meeting in Beijing amid significant tensions, both old and new.

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