U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will hold talks with Chinese officials when she visits Beijing next week. Her visit follows disagreements between the two countries over the handling of a South China Sea territorial dispute.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry says Clinton will be in China Sept. 4-5.
The United States said two weeks ago that China should not use bilateral talks to attempt to “divide and conquer” nations with competing territorial claims. That was after Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi visited Malaysia and Brunei, two such countries.