Secretary Clinton in Beijing

February 21, 2009 | Posted by Chris

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in town today from Seoul, Korea. This is the last stop in a trip that has also included Tokyo and Jakarta. According to the New York Times, she is scheduled to meet today with President Hu Jintao, Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and other top officials. In what analysts say is a clear change of tone since her last visit as First Lady in 1995, when she spoke about human rights, today she declared, "the United States is committed to pursuing a positive, cooperative relationship with China, one that we believe is important to future peace, progress and prosperity for both countries and for the world." She heads back to Washington tomorrow.

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