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top officials from china and the united states meeting in washington monday for annual talks amid escalating tensions over the south china sea cyber security and political turmoil in hong kong david bergstrom covers for the fares for reuters various fan asylum term this meeting is coming at a time of %HESITATION , the world's two biggest economies and the %HESITATION differences between them on on play strategic and the economic issues that do seem to be white u. s. blames chinese hackers for massive cyber attacks on u. s. government computers exposing sensitive information about millions of americans china announced last week it would continue military construction on artificial islands it is building in the disputed south china sea heightening tension with washington and key u. s. allies including japan the u. s. says it will also bring up the issue of human rights and recent protests demanding political reforms in hong kong but for all their differences the two huge trading partner still need each other for very important relationship , and the two way trade between the united states and china amounted to little half a trillion dollars last year so they have to be able to maintain a relationship , both sides will be eager to show progress ahead of chinese president xi jinping scheduled visit to washington coming up in september