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Abe and China's Li stick to the positive in long-awaited talks

Leaders agree to promote free trade while avoiding thorny issues

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang reviews the honor guard with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a welcoming ceremony before their bilateral talks at Akasaka Palace state guest house in Tokyo on May 9.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang played up new economic cooperation and a long-awaited military communication plan in talks here Wednesday, bypassing thornier territorial and historical issues to showcase their countries' rapidly warming ties.

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