President Xi Jinping (front left) and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (front, third from right) pictured in a group photograph of leaders attending the Apec summit in Peru. Photo: AP President Xi Jinping (front left) and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (front, third from right) pictured in a group photograph of leaders attending the Apec summit in Peru. Photo: AP
President Xi Jinping (front left) and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (front, third from right) pictured in a group photograph of leaders attending the Apec summit in Peru. Photo: AP

Xi Jinping, Abe meet briefly on Apec sidelines ... but China and Japan give differing accounts of it

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President Xi Jinping (front left) and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (front, third from right) pictured in a group photograph of leaders attending the Apec summit in Peru. Photo: AP President Xi Jinping (front left) and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (front, third from right) pictured in a group photograph of leaders attending the Apec summit in Peru. Photo: AP
President Xi Jinping (front left) and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (front, third from right) pictured in a group photograph of leaders attending the Apec summit in Peru. Photo: AP
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