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India, China Seek to Improve Long-Strained Relationship

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India, China Seek to Improve Long-Strained Relationship

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India, China Seek to Improve Long-Strained Relationship

India, China Seek to Improve Long-Strained Relationship

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Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and former Chinese president Jiang Zemin meet in Beijing in an effort to build political ties and trust between the nuclear-armed former rivals. The neighbors fought a brief border war in 1962 and still claim parts of each other's territory. Vajpayee's week-long visit to China is the first by an Indian leader in a decade. Hear NPR's Rob Gifford.