U.S. and China vow global cooperation

The Associated PressJuly 29, 2009 

— The United States and China on Tuesday pledged closer cooperation to deal with global hot spots such as Iran and the worst financial crisis since the 1930s.

While Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner portrayed the two days of high-level talks as a positive development in U.S.-China relations, the list of accomplishments on the economics side basically reaffirmed steps both nations have already taken.

On foreign policy, there were no apparent breakthroughs, although the countries pledged closer cooperation in dealing with the nuclear ambitions of North Korea and Iran.

Clinton conceded that differences remained in many areas such as human rights, but she said the candid discussions were important.

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