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Friday, September 02, 2005

People's Daily Online -- China, US to discuss Taiwan issue: FM spokesman

People's Daily Online -- China, US to discuss Taiwan issue: FM spokesmanChina, US to discuss Taiwan issue: FM spokesman
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Chinese President Hu Jintao will discuss the Taiwan issue with U.S. President George W. Bush during Hu's upcoming visit to the United States, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Qin Gang said in Beijing Thursday.

"President Hu's meeting with president Bush will cover a wide range of topics, including the Taiwan issue, the most sensitive and important problem in China-US relations," Qin told a regular press gathering.

He noted that China hopes the US will honor their promise to stick to the One-China policy, follow the three joint commnuniques and oppose Taiwan independence.

President Hu will pay a state visit to the United States Sept. 5-8. He will exchange ideas with Bush on how to develop constructive cooperation and international and regional issues of mutual concern, Qin added.

Hu will also visit Seattle and Washington DC and deliver a speech at Yale University. He is also scheduled to meet US congress members, officials, businessmen, academics and the general public, according to Qin.

Qin said the main purpose of the meeting is to promote understanding and cooperation so as to let the American public understand that China is seeking peaceful development.

Source: Xinhua

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