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us-chinaDharamshala: - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called on Chinese government to hold a "serious dialogue" on the issue of Tibet during her meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi at the ASEAN Summit in Cambodia.

At a special briefing in Phnom Penh on 12 July, a senior US administrative official stated: "...And the Secretary, as is the case in all circumstances, raised both human rights issues, specific cases, and called on the Chinese to continue a serious dialogue with the Dalai Lama.

I think the meeting was productive, very candid, and I think there is a clear determination that China wants to be able to find common cause with the United States on a host of issues. And I think the Secretary reciprocated."

"I think, as befitting an increasingly global relationship, the two ministers talked about every specific matter before us: Iran, Syria, cyber issues, the DPRK, all the Asia Pacific Region - they welcomed upcoming high-level diplomacy," the official said.

Clinton said that the US is committed to developing a positive, cooperative and comprehensive relationship with China, adding that the US-China relationship is very important.

Beijing was ready to work with Washington "to expand our common ground, respect each other, properly handle differences on sensitive issues and push forward" relations, said Yang.

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