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Biden meets with Chinese President Xi Jingping

Updated: 2013-12-04 PM 8:38:18 (KST)
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With tensions escalating over the new defense zone set by China. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is in Beijing, hoping to reduce tensions in Northeast Asia.
For the latest, we connect live to Arirang's Kim Hyun-bin who is standing by at the news center.
Good evening, Hyun-bin.

Good evening.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden sat down for talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday afternoon.
It had been reported that Biden's initial plan was to discuss restraint regarding China's newly established air defense zone, but no public comments were made on that matter.
Instead, it was reported that the two discussed efforts to forge a new model for relations between the major powers.
Biden said after the meeting that the relationship must ultimately be based on trust and an understanding of each other's motives.
He added that the possibilities are endless if the U.S. and China can get their relationship right.
Biden and Xi were scheduled to hold another meeting over dinner on Wednesday evening, where China's air defense zone will likely be discussed.
The U.S. vice president is scheduled to depart for his trip to Seoul on Thursday.


Reporter : hyunbin@arirang.co.kr

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