Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with U.S Vice President Joe Biden inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 4, 2013. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images/TNS) Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with U.S Vice President Joe Biden inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 4, 2013. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images/TNS)
Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with U.S Vice President Joe Biden inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 4, 2013. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images/TNS)
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Search for common ground must not give way to intractable issues

  • There is no denying the profound difficulties in relations between China and the United States, but there is a need before too long for candid and frank exchanges to find a way forward

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with U.S Vice President Joe Biden inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 4, 2013. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images/TNS) Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with U.S Vice President Joe Biden inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 4, 2013. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images/TNS)
Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with U.S Vice President Joe Biden inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 4, 2013. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images/TNS)
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