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Biden bid to ease China tensions

4 December 2013 Last updated at 12:59 GMT

The United States vice-president, Joe Biden, has arrived in Beijing on the second leg of a tour of Asia that has been dominated by rising tension between China and the US and its regional allies.

After a welcoming ceremony with his Chinese counterpart, Li Yuanchao, Mr Biden said stressed the importance of the relationship between the two countries.

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