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Yang Jiechi (simplified Chinese: 杨洁篪; traditional Chinese: 楊潔篪; pinyin: Yáng Jiéchí; born May 1950) is the current and the tenth Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China....

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Chinese FM meets with US Secretary of Defense CCTV News

Chinese foreign minister, Yang Jiechi has met US secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, in Beijing. Tuesday's meeting between Yang and Gates lasted for more than an hour and a half. Yang said Gates's visit is very significant in improving bilateral relations. Since arriving in Beijing, Gates has met with other high-profile Chinese officials, including Chinese Defense Minister, Liang Guanglie. Yang said these meetings reflect the importance both sides attach to furthering bilateral military ties. In an interview with a CCTV reporter, Yang Jiechi says both sides are now working intensively on preparations for President Hu Jintao's visit to the US next week. He said the visit will comprehensively improve bilateral relations. Yang Jiechi, Chinese Foreign Minister, said, "President Hu Jintao's visit to the US is a significant event at the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century. It also holds special meaning as this year marks the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries. President Hu's visit shows that relations between the two countries are improving. I believe with the two sides effort, President Hu Jintao's visit will play a great role in fostering a more positive and cooperative relations between our two countries." Information provided by cctv.com Thank you www.cctv.com http
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