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China's Xi to Meet U.S. Tech Execs Amid Tepid Expectations

Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to meet with U.S. business executives in Seattle on Wednesday, but few experts expect much progress from the meetings.

Xi is expected to deliver a speech to a group of corporate CEOs including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Amazon chief Jeff Bezos and Microsoft’s Satya Nadella. There, the Chinese president may respond to questions about his country’s cyber espionage actions, ask companies to oppose sanctions from D.C., and request that firms sign a pledge that could give Beijing the keys to their technologies. But no matter what subjects are covered, experts say not to expect much progress from Xi’s U.S. week-long tour — which will also take him to the White House and New York.

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