Clinton: Building trust with Beijing a must for US
WASHINGTON (AP) " Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she has high expectations for this week's talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao, saying the two powers must build a stronger foundation of trust despite their differences.
Clinton also tells CBS's "The Early Show" that while Washington "must always stand for our values," the U.S. government shouldn't let differences over human rights issues get in the way of doing constructive business with Beijing on problems such as North Korea, global warming and trade.
She calls Wednesday's high-level talks between President Barack Obama and President Hu a "continuation of two years of the Obama administration's efforts to build a positive, cooperative and comprehensive relationship" with China. Clinton says it's important in this climate to establish strong "face to face relationships."Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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