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: ReutersPresident 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

Topic |   US-China relations
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: ReutersPresident 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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