Clinton cites differences with China, talks of closer ties

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 28, 2010 23:11




HONOLULU — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday recited a series of US grievances with Beijing's policies, ranging from currency rates to human rights, but said the US is seeking a closer relationship with China, not trying to check its growing power.

In a speech in Hawaii at the start of a two-week tour of the Asian Pacific region, Clinton said the US would remain "forward deployed" in the area and not relinquish its role as a major power there. She called on China to expand its cooperation with the US, even as its power and influence expands.

"It is not in anyone's interest for the United States and China to see each other as adversaries," she said.


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