May 25th, 2010
09:03 AM ET
8 years ago

Clinton meets Chinese premier

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao called his two-day dialogue with Secretary of State Clinton a 'success.'

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao called his two-day dialogue with Secretary of State Clinton a 'success.'

Beijing, China (CNN) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finished her meeting on economic and strategic points with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing on Tuesday, the two sides announced.

Wen called the two-day dialogue a "success" and said it showed both China and the United States are willing to cooperate.

"It is better for China and the United States to have dialogue rather than engaging in confrontation," Wen said, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.

The dialogues could promote mutual understanding and consensus, Wen said, according to Xinhua.

The two countries signed a number of memorandums, including some on nuclear safety and customs. They discussed climate change and other environmental topics including clean water, clean energy, wetlands protection, bio-fuels and electric vehicles, the State Department said.

They pledged to continue talking about human rights, the State Department said. China and the United States held a dialogue on the issue earlier this month in Washington and plan to hold the next round in China next year, the State Department said.

Other topics included fighting corruption, counterterrorism, arms control and United Nations peacekeeping operations, the State Department said.

The two sides planned to meet again on several of the issues they discussed, the State Department said.

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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Angus McDugan

    Let me guess, the Obama administration will insist that the United States take responsibility for all the problems between North and South Korea.

    Why does Obama not want America to be the most powerful and respected nation in the world. As an American I've been under the impression it is better to be on top, to lead, and to win. Instead, Obama wants America to "participate" and be just another voice in the crowd. Look at the UN's composition and ask yourself if you want to be lead by that crowd!

    May 25, 2010 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  2. Incredulous

    I am not an expert in body language but Wen Jiabao does not appear to be exuding warmth, trust and/or friendship. Too late we have already sold our souls to China by running up a record deficit (thanks GOP, the party that espouses lower taxes but keeps on spending) and a heroin like habit for buying crappy Chinese manufactured goods.

    May 25, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |