China reiterated its stance on the South China Sea and Taiwan issue, Yang said, adding that they also touched on the Korean Peninsula situation, Iranian nuclear issue and the Syria conflict.
Clinton said the United States welcomes a strong China, which will have a positive impact on the global economy and it also hopes China can play a bigger role in international affairs.
The cooperation between the two countries produced far more gains than competition, Clinton said, calling on both sides to effectively manage their disputes and boost cooperation.
Clinton arrived in Beijing Tuesday evening for a two-day visit at the invitation of Yang. She met with Chinese President Hu Jintao Wednesday morning and is due to meet with Premier Wen Jiabao, Vice Premier Li Keqiang and State Councilor Dai Bingguo in the afternoon.
This is her second trip to China 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 that started on Aug. 30, which also takes her to the Cook Islands, Indonesia, East Timor, Brunei and Russia.
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