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US, China clash over Snowden but see trade progress

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The United States reprimanded China for not handing over fugitive leaker Edward Snowden, but the two powers saw progress elsewhere in ties including on reaching an investment treaty. 

US Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns (lower R) and other officials meet with Chinese counterparts at the US Department of State in Washington, DC, on July 11, 2013.

In wide-ranging annual talks seen as important by Beijing, the United States on Thursday openly criticized China for not extraditing Snowden -- a former contractor who unveiled details of pervasive US online snooping -- after he fled to Hong Kong.

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