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Obama and Xi start two-day summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama have begun a two-day summit in California.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama have begun a two-day summit in California.

The two leaders spoke of overcoming differences and forging a new relationship between their countries.

President Obama spoke of "areas of tension" and mentioned their rivalry in the Pacific, North Korea's nuclear ambitions, and cyber espionage.