China, US to talk 'global issues'
Updated: 2006-08-09 09:07 US and Chinese officials will begin two days of
talks in Beijing on boosting cooperation in tackling global environmental
problems, transnational crime and development issues, the US State Department
The meeting of the so-called "Global Issues Forum" will be led by the US
under secretary of state for democracy and global affairs, Paula Dobriansky, and
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai, the department said in a statement.
It will be the second meeting of the forum since its inauguration in
Washington in April 2005.
Officials said the forum's goal was to strengthen cooperation between the
United States and China on transnational issues including clean energy and
sustainable development, fighting poverty, law enforcement and public health.
The April 2005 meeting notably dealt with climate change, fighting people
trafficking and cybercrime, and health issues like SARS and bird flu, the State