Obama's personal ties with Xi yield mixed policy results

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, walk on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, for a private dinner at the Blair House, across the street from the White House. Xi arrived in Washington late Thursday for a State Visit. Obama has invested more time building personal ties with the Chinese president than with most other world leaders. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has invested more time building personal ties with Chinese President Xi Jinping than with most other world leaders. But as Xi arrived in Washington late Thursday for a grand state visit, it’s clear that Obama’s overtures have produced decidedly mixed results.

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