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Disputes in Asia pose challenge to Obama
Mr. Xi formed an emotional bond with the United States when first visited in 1985 as part of an agricultural delegation and stayed with a family in Muscatine, Iowa. He has visited the United States many times since and has a daughter who studies at Harvard University.
“There is a lot of hope in both capitals that this [warming of ties] is possible,” Mr. Bush said.
“We are going to have a prolonged period of competition,” he said. “The job of our leaders will be to manage that competition to ensure that it is benign and doesn’t turn into a crisis or even conflict.”
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About the Author
Ashish Kumar Sen is a reporter covering foreign policy and international developments for The Washington Times.
Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Sen worked for publications in Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a number of publications and online news sites including the British Broadcasting Corp., Asia Times Online and Outlook magazine.
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