Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi (R) meets with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 30, 2017. (Xinhua/Yan Yan)
Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi also met with Tillerson Saturday, stressing cooperation in economy and trade, military, law enforcement and people-to-people exchanges.
Yang hoped the two sides would work together to inaugurate the first law enforcement and cyber security dialogue, and follow up on the already-convened first diplomatic and security dialogue, comprehensive economic dialogue as well as social and people-to-people dialogue.
Yang said both sides need to properly manage their differences and communicate and cooperate more on major international and regional issues to keep the positive momentum of bilateral ties.
Yang and Tillerson also exchanged views on the situation on the Korean Peninsula.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Tillerson earlier Saturday.
Wang expounded China's stance on issues including the Taiwan issue, and urged the United States to earnestly respect China's concerns and to deal with these issues properly to avoid disturbance to bilateral relations.
Tillerson reaffirmed that the United States maintains the one-China policy.
Wang and Tillerson also discussed issues including the Korean Peninsula situation and Afghanistan.