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Obama, Xi to test limits of personal ties on cyber disputes

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will test the limits of their personal ties Friday as they wade into issues that have increased tensions: China's cyberspying in the U.S. and Beijing's territorial disputes in the Asian Pacific.
  
Discussions on both matters will play out against the backdrop of White House pageantry as Obama hosts Xi for a grand state visit, including a glitzy black-tie dinner. In keeping with the spirit of a state visit -- an honor bestowed on close partners -- the U.S. is emphasizing areas of agreement, including on climate change.
  
U.S. officials said Obama and Xi would release a joint statement on climate change, fleshing out how they would achieve targets for cutting carbon emissions set at a summit in Beijing last year.
 

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