U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice meets with top diplomatic officials in Beijing. Rough cut. (No reporter narration.)
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice met with Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi on Monday (September 8) on her first visit to China. They shook hands at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, before sitting down to talks with their respective delegations. Rice told her Chinese host that these kinds of high-level meetings are mutually beneficial. 8. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER SUSAN RICE, SAYING: "As you know, the U.S.-China relationship is very important to the United States, and having this kind of high level and continuing dialogue is helpful to enable us to sustain and to deepen the type of productive relationship and good work that's necessary for the U.S. interest, for China's interests, and the interests of the global community." U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Beijing in November.