Hillary to hold unscheduled meeting with Chinese official

US Secretary Hillary Clinton and top Chinese official Dai Bingguo would discuss issues of mutual interest during an informal meeting in the next few days in South China`s Hainan Province.

Last Updated: Oct 27, 2010, 21:45 PM IST

Beijing: US Secretary Hillary Clinton and
top Chinese official Dai Bingguo would discuss issues of
mutual interest during an informal meeting in the next few
days in South China`s Hainan Province.

Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo and Clinton would
meet to exchange views on bilateral relations and issues of
common concern as per an agreement reached by the two
countries, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said today.
Their meeting assumes importance as Clinton, who is on
a visit to South East Asian countries, is scheduled to meet
Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara today.

She will also be representing the US at the East Asian
summit being held in Hanoi.

Trip to China`s Hainan province was not in her
itinerary and has been fixed in the last minute.

Besides a host of other issues, the two are expected
to discuss the deteriorating China-Japan ties as well as
pro-active US diplomacy linking up countries around China
which have a number of issues with Beijing.

The two officials may also discuss the forthcoming
visit of US President Barrack Obama to India.

PTI