Respect our interests in Asia-Pacific, China tells US

The Chinese government hopes the US will respect its interests and concerns along with other nations in the Asia-Pacific region.

According to China Daily, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi expressed these views Thursday when he met US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Cambodia.

The region is where the interests of China and the US are the most intertwined and where the two countries most frequently interact, Yang said.

The minister also said that China and the US should set up a pattern of interaction in the Asia-Pacific that features win-win cooperation.

The Chinese leader and Clinton met on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Cambodia's capital city Phnom Penh.

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