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Efficacy of U.S., China talks to be tested amid tensions

Posted: July 9, 2014 at 2:27 a.m.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus, left, and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, right, climb to the top of the Badaling Section of the Great Wall of China in Beijing, China, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus, left, and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, right, climb to the top of the Badaling Section of the Great Wall of China in Beijing, China, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

The United States and China will spend time over the next couple of days testing whether their annual Strategic and Economic Dialogue can produce tough compromises or just serve as a venue to talk about greater cooperation.

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