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US Ties Preoccupy China, Mexico

US Ties Preoccupy China, MexicoUS Ties Preoccupy China, Mexico

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said he hopes for a "smooth transition" in ties with the US after a final meeting with Obama, while Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto said he wants a "new era" in ties with the USA despite the hostile tone of president-elect Donald Trump.

Xi pledged further economic openings in his country, as APEC leaders sought new trade options, Deutsche Welle reported. US President Barack Obama met with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for the final time on Saturday on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Lima, Peru.

He called the period following Donald Trump's election a "hinge moment" in relations between Beijing and Washington. The president-elect's campaign often criticized China, blaming the country for "inventing" climate change and said he would either scrap or renegotiate international trade agreements, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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