Obama and Xi: all smiles as 'veteran cadres' reunite in Beijing

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The former US president’s visit comes at a time when the Trump administration was attacking China’s economic practices

Former US president Barack Obama has met with Chinese president Xi Jinping in Beijing just weeks after Donald Trump made a state visit to China.

The two were all smiles during the meeting and Chinese media fawned over Obama and Xi, dubbing the pair “veteran cadres”, a term typically applied to retired Communist officials. But in a sign of the diplomatic sensitivity, Chinese state media reported on the event in a single terse article.

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