US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Beijing on Sunday for talks expected to focus on pushing forward six party talks on North Korea’s nuclear programme.
Rice arrived to Beijing after earlier Sunday touring China’s earthquake shattered southwest province of Sichuan.
Later Sunday, she was scheduled to meet with her Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi for talks and a working dinner, officials said.
On Monday she meets President Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Wen Jiabao.
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