Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe
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China and Japan leaders shake hands at Apec summit

The leaders of China and Japan have met for formal talks after more than two years of severe tension over a territorial dispute.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe met on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) summit in Beijing.

The Chinese president did not smile or respond to Mr Abe's attempt at conversation as the two men shook hands.

  • 10 Nov 2014
  • From the section Asia
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