On July 8 2004, Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing held talks with the visiting US Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, Condoleezza Rice.
Li Zhaoxing expressed that the China-US relations in recent years have witnessed a good momentum of development. The two sides has carried out fruitful cooperation and coordination in economy and trade, anti-terrorism, the Nuclear Issue on the Korean Peninsula as well as the reconstruction of Iraq, which not only enhanced the common interest, but is also in line with world peace and development. The Chinese side is ready to further expand cooperation with the
Li noted that the Taiwan Question is of the core interest of
Rice expressed the belief of the US Government that to keep a strong US-China relationship contributes to world peace and stability. President Bush clearly stated that the
The two sides also exchanged views on national and regional issues such as the Nuclear Issue on the