When Barack Obama first entered the White House, the leader who campaigned on a message of hope and change had called for new areas of cooperation between the United States and a rising China.
US President Barack Obama waves after taking the oath of office at the presidential inauguration at the Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington. Obama is starting his second presidential term with his administration taking a tough tone on China over a territorial dispute with US ally Japan.
Four years later, Obama is starting his second term with his administration taking a tough tone on China over a territorial dispute with US ally Japan, prompting a rebuke from Beijing on the eve of his inauguration.
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