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U.S., China G20 talks begin with airport row

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>> Nothing like a brush up at the airport to welcome a foreign delegation.>> This is our plane, we're standing under the wing.>> This is our country, this is our airport, okay?>> A Chinese official scolding a White House aide Saturday as President Obama and the press core arrive for the G20 Summit of World Leaders in China.
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The disagreement over where the press should stand, not the only altercation during president Obama's arrival. Minutes before, out of the view of the cameras, the same Chinese official tried to block National Security Adviser Susan Rice from walking from the plane to the motorcade, possibly mistaking her for a reporter, forcing the US Secret Service to step in.
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The unusual altercations at the airport setting up for an awkward start to what is likely the last official meeting between Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. The two taking up some issues, no doubt freedom of the press a last minute addition to the list.>> I know that we will have, once again, candid conversations about some of those differences.
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The issues like human rights, or cyber, or maritime.>> Tensions have often been high between the two sides, over hacking incidents and China's land grab in the South China Sea But it was all smiles for the cameras Saturday with at least one thing they both could agree on, cutting greenhouse gasses.
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Earlier, both leaders formerly ratified the Paris climate agreement to curb carbon emissions with the UN's Ban Ki-moon looking on. This is China's first time hosting the G20 summit, providing another chance to shine on the world stage. Its heavy handedness at the airport may be a sign of how it plans to manage the press.