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Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 10:04

State Councilor meets key US officials

By Agencies

State Councilor meets key US officials
Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi delivers the speech at the Reception for the 45th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Lawful Seat of the People's Republic of China in the United Nations, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Oct 25, 2016. (KENZABURO FUKUHARA / AFP POOL / AFP)

WASHINGTON - Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi met US Secretary of State John Kerry and national security adviser Susan Rice held talks Tuesday on managing differences and expanding cooperation between the two world powers .

A Chinese government statement said the two sides agreed to maintain high-level exchanges to extend pragmatic cooperation

A Chinese government statement said the two sides agreed to maintain high-level exchanges to extend pragmatic cooperation and manage their differences so US-China relations move forward steadily.

National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said the two sides "reviewed progress in bringing about a more durable, stable and productive bilateral relationship."

The Obama administration has forged cooperation with Beijing on issues such as climate change.

US officials said the low-key meeting was probably the last opportunity for extended discussions with Yang before a new US administration take office in January. Yang is a familiar Chinese interlocutor for Washington. He has also served as China's foreign minister and ambassador to the US.

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