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U.S. President Barack Obama Arrives In China


U.S. President Barack Obama will spend nearly three days in China.

U.S. President Barack Obama will spend nearly three days in China.

SHANGHAI (Reuters) -- U.S. President Barack Obama has arrived in China, taking his push to energize ties with Asia to the region's emerging superpower and world's third biggest economy.

Late in the evening local time, Obama landed in a rainy Shanghai, eastern China's coastal commercial hub, where he was due to meet city officials and hold a "town hall" session with young people on November 16, before heading on to Beijing.

Obama had no meetings or events scheduled for today.

The U.S. president's talks in Beijing with President Hu Jintao and officials will cover sometimes tense economic ties, international trouble-spots such as North Korea and Iran, and international efforts to fight climate change.
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