fireworks show takes place during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing
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Apec summit: China and Japan in ice-breaker talks

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.

Their first meeting included a public handshake with little sign of warmth.

Carrie Gracie reports from Beijing.

  • 11 Nov 2014
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