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A long list of differences is on the table in Washington where China's President Hu Jintao has arrived on a visit some have billed as the most important since Deng Xiaoping's historic trip 30 years ago. Featured in this report is Professor Geoffrey Garrett who says the management of tensions is a key motivator for both parties because the stakes of the US-China relationship are high on both sides. Geoffrey Garrett is chief executive of the US Studies Centre.