China's Xi, Japan's Abe hold landmark meeting after awkward handshake




 
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November 10th, 2014  
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Topic: China's Xi, Japan's Abe hold landmark meeting after awkward handshake


By Leika Kihara and Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING (Reuters) - After an awkward handshake, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held formal talks on Monday for the first time since the two leaders took office, a breakthrough in efforts to improve ties between the Asian rivals. Television footage showed Abe waiting for Xi to greet him at Beijing's Great Hall of the People, a departure from usual protocol in which the Chinese leader is on hand waiting for a guest. Xi was unsmiling and stiff as the two shook hands and he did not speak to Abe when they first met. ...




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