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BEIJING, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao met with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Great Hall of the People on Wednesday morning.
This is Clinton's second China trip this year. In May, she attended the fourth round of the China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue as special representative of President Barack Obama.
The visit is part of Clinton's six-nation tour starting on Aug. 30, which also takes her to Cook Islands, Indonesia, East Timor, Brunei and Russia.
China urged the United States on Tuesday to make greater efforts to maintain
peace and stability in the South China Sea ahead of U.S. Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton's two day-visit to Beijing.
"We have taken note of the U.S. side's refusal to take a position on the South China Sea issue," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a regular news briefing.[Read More]
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Beijing on Tuesday in a bid to
ease tension over US involvement in territorial disputes and an increasing
military presence in the region.
Clinton highlighted the importance of ties and future relations on her arrival.
Analysts cautioned that Washington should understand China’s legitimate territorial concerns and stop "meddling".[Read More]
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi urged to develop China-US relations in a
spirit of "mutual respect, mutual benefits and win-win cooperation" between the
Yang made the statement during a meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Beijing.
In recent years China and the US have witnessed a healthy, steady development, which serves the fundamental interests of people in both nations and contributes to peace and stability of the Asia-Pacific region as well as the world, Yang said.
Clinton recalled a series of in-depth consultation within her this term, including the fourth US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue and the 12th meeting between the two presidents.[Read More]