President Xi (centre) pictured with US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew (left) and Secretary of State John Kerry (right) at the opening of the two-day talks in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
President Xi (centre) pictured with US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew (left) and Secretary of State John Kerry (right) at the opening of the two-day talks in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

Xi Jinping holds out his hand to Washington as China-US talks begin

President’s comments come amid increasing tensions between two sides over Beijing’s more assertive territorial claims in the South China Sea

President Xi (centre) pictured with US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew (left) and Secretary of State John Kerry (right) at the opening of the two-day talks in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
President Xi (centre) pictured with US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew (left) and Secretary of State John Kerry (right) at the opening of the two-day talks in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
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