Can China's Xi Put Aside Sea Stress for Economic Focus?
President Xi Jinping opened an annual meeting of top U.S and Chinese officials by listing areas where cooperation brought success, striking a cooperative tone even as tensions simmer over China’s economic policy and land-reclamation work in the South China Sea. The world’s two biggest economies have seen tangible benefits in the areas of economic policy communication, military exchanges and a landmark climate-change agreement last December, Xi said at the start of the two-day Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing. He said China and the U.S. shouldn’t fear disagreements. Panmure Gordon Chief Economist Simon French discusses with Bloomberg's Anna Edwards in London and Manus Cranny in Dubai on "Countdown." (Corrected headline to reference Xi Jinping's surname. Jinping is first name.)