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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

U.S.-China Talks

BEIJING () -- U.S. National Security Adviser Sandy Berger began meetings Monday with Chinese officials in talks expected to focus on an upcoming summit between the presidents of the Pacific rim giants.

Berger began talks in Beijing with Liu Huaqiu, director of the Foreign Affairs Office under China's State Council, or cabinet, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, a Foreign Ministry official said.

In Washington, officials said the main goal of his trip was to discuss preparations for Jiang's state visit to the United States planned for late October.

Jiang's meeting with U.S. President Bill Clinton will be the first state visit to the United States by a Chinese president since China's leaders used the army to crush student-led pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in June, 1989.