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Rice Meets Top China Leaders

The subjects of North Korea and Taiwan dominated meetings in Beijing Sunday between top Chinese leaders and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

The French news agency quotes Ms. Rice as telling President Hu Jintao she hopes Beijing will intensify efforts to get North Korea to resume talks on its nuclear program in a constructive manner. Mr. Hu said China is committed to resolving the issue.

Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and Ms. Rice also met and expressed their mutual desire to enhance Chinese-U.S. relations. The prime minister told Ms. Rice China's new anti-secession law is meant to contain forces on Taiwan seeking independence.

While on her Asia tour, Ms. Rice said the European government would be acting irresponsibly if they sell weapons to China that might be used against U.S. forces in the Pacific.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.