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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a dinner in Washington/AFP

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Clinton arrives in Beijing for Strategic and Economic Dialogue

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a dinner in Washington/AFP

BEIJING, May 2 – US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in Beijing on Wednesday morning for the fourth round of the China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED).

The top US diplomat and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, special representatives of US President Barack Obama, will join Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan and State Councillor Dai Bingguo, special representatives of Chinese President Hu Jintao, to co-chair the annual meeting from Thursday to Friday.

Geithner is scheduled to arrive in Beijing on Wednesday afternoon.

The S&ED, initiated in 2009, aims to advance the construction of the China-US bilateral cooperative partnership, deepen communication and coordination on macroeconomic policies and major issues in the world economy, boost economic and trade cooperation and enhance communication on international and regional affairs.

During her stay in Beijing, Clinton will also co-chair with Chinese State Councillor Liu Yandong the 3rd US-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange, an event to be held alongside the S&ED.


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