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Chinese President Hu Jintao speaks during a luncheon for corporate and policy leaders co-hosted by the U.S.-China Business Council and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations in Washington on Thursday, at the end of his visit to the U.S. capital. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hu's Visit Yields Modest Results For Both U.S., China

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China's President Visit U.S. Amid Tensions

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Pakistani President In U.S. Amid Turmoil At Home

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Hezbollah Forces Collapse Of Lebanon's Government

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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Gen. Xu Caihou, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, meet in Beijing on Tuesday. Gates is holding talks with China's political and military leaders during the visit, which comes ahead of a second summit between President Obama and China's President Hu Jintao later this month. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Seeks To Revitalize Ties With China

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Obama Appoints Four New Ambassadors

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Holbrooke Death Comes At Key Point In Afghan Policy

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Richard Holbrooke, U.S. special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, takes part in a discussion on international security in Passau, Germany, on Nov. 12. hide caption

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Veteran U.S. Diplomat Richard Holbrooke Dies

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Cables Suggest U.S. Knew Of Sudan Arms Shipments

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South Korean Gen. Han Min-koo looks at houses destroyed by North Korea's Nov. 23 shelling of Yeonpyeong Island. Two weeks after the attack, the rivals are still trading threats, while tensions are also rising between South Korea's ally, the U.S., and China, an ally of North Korea. Kim Ju-sung/AP/Yonhap hide caption

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U.S.-China Tensions Intensify Over Korean Crisis

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As Afghan Conflict Escalates, What Went Wrong?

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U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry. Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ambassador Karl Eikenberry

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Afghan President Karzai Presents Challenge To U.S.

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Ambassador Karl Eikenberry

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