Xi Jinping stressed the need for both the US and China to deepen their "mutual understanding of strategic intentions". And yet his deliberations with Barack Obama were lacking in precisely that respect. Photo: AFP

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Xi Jinping stressed the need for both the US and China to deepen their "mutual understanding of strategic intentions". And yet his deliberations with Barack Obama were lacking in precisely that respect. Photo: AFP
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