It was an East-meets-West love story that was meant to warm your heart this Valentine's Day. US President Barack Obama and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping overcame obstacles and defied the odds, but that will all be in the past. Tension between the two nations have escalated recently with the US criticizing China's currency policies and Washington bolstering its military presence in the Asia Pacific.
Asia Times correspondent Pepe Escobar tells RT that the latest round of talks between US and China just seems to yield new trade-offs, as both parties seek to pursue their usual policies.
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