Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 19, 2017. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)
BEIJING, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping met here Sunday with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
It is Tillerson's first visit to China since he assumed office last month. Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held separate meetings with Tillerson on Saturday.
BEIJING, March 18 (Xinhua) -- China and the United States are now in close communication on arrangements for a meeting between the two presidents and exchanges at other levels, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during his talks with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Saturday.
"We attach great importance to your visit," Wang told Tillerson at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. Full story
BEIJING, March 18 (Xinhua) -- Never before has the China-U.S. relationship been so complicated to comprehend, and too important to fail.
Saturday marks Rex Tillerson's first visit to China as secretary of state. Many speculate that one of the top U.S. diplomat's missions in Beijing over the weekend is to communicate with the Chinese side over a possible meeting between the heads of state of the two countries in the coming weeks. Full story