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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Xi rebukes Japan for brutality in China, Koreas

South Korean President Park Geun-hye, right, speaks as Chinese President Xi Jinping listens during their press conference at the presidential house in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday. With a single meeting Thursday, the leaders of China and South Korea simultaneously snubbed North Korea, bolstered their already booming trade relationship and gave the U.S. and Japan a look at Beijing's growing influence south of the Korean Demilitarized Zone.