'Candid' Obama-Xi talks cover South China Sea, hacking and human rights

Barack Obama held “candid” talks with Chinese president Xi Jinping on the knottiest disputes between the nations, the White House said on Saturday, as the president’s final trip to Asia began with a difficult altercation between diplomats at the airport.

The talks ranged across the most sensitive issues between the world’s two largest economies: China’s aggressive claims in the South China Sea, hacking and cybersecurity, and human rights and religious freedom, among others.

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