President Hu Jintao told visiting U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Monday that relations between China and the United States were at a “crucial stage” linking the past to the future.
He added that “Whatever changes take place in the United States and the international situation, our guideline of developing constructive, cooperative relations with the United States remains unchanged.”
Hailing the current state of U.S.-China ties, Rice said President George W. Bush was expected to meet Hu during the upcoming G8 summit and dialogues.
She said Bush would continue to promote relations with China in the final part of his term and would strengthen cooperation with China on the six-party talks and other issues.
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