U.S. representatives arrive in Beijing for talks

07:58, May 24, 2010      

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner arrived in Beijing Sunday for the second round of the China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

Chinese President Hu Jintao's special representatives, Vice Premier Wang Qishan and State Councilor Dai Bingguo, will join Clinton and Geithner, President Barack Obama's special representatives, to co-chair the meeting on Monday and Tuesday.

Almost 50 minister-level officials from China and U.S. will exchange in-depth views on a broad range of strategic and long-term issues of overall importance that concern the development of the two countries.

Clinton and Geithner will lead a large delegation at the talks. U.S. Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell said about 200 officials would attend the meeting.

Other senior U.S.representatives include Commerce Secretary Gary Locke,Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Trade Representative Ron Kirk, Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers Christina Romer, Director of White House Office of Science and Technology Policy John Holdren, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Pacific Command Admiral Robert F Willard.

The first round of the China-U.S. dialogue was held in Washington in July last year.

Source:Xinhua

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