The leaders of China and Japan have met for formal talks after more than two years
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China and Japan leaders hold first talks 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 row.

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 talks are the first between the two leaders. Mr Abe said it was the first step to "improving ties".

Relations have been soured by the row over islands in the East China Sea.

Martin Patience reports from Beijing.

  • 10 Nov 2014
  • From the section China
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