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Two of China's top economic figures will boycott IMF and World Bank meetings in Japan, officials said Wednesday, as a territorial row between Tokyo and Beijing spills over into financial diplomacy. 

The logo of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) at the organization's headquarters in Washington, DC. Two of China's most senior finance officials will skip International Monetary Fund meetings in Tokyo, the Fund and a report said Wednesday, amid a fearsome diplomatic row over disputed territory.

The pull-out of the country's finance minister and central bank chief comes as world leaders look to China to help reinvigorate faltering global growth amid fears of a worldwide slowdown.

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