Rice meets with Chinese counterpart ahead of Olympics
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with her Chinese counterpart, Jiechi Yang, on Monday ahead of next month's Olympics in Beijing, dpa reported.
The two diplomats were expected to discuss President George W Bush's attendance of the Opening Ceremonies on August 8 and a host of bilateral issues.
Bush decided to participate in the event despite calls from human rights groups for a boycott because of China's crackdown against Tibetan monks earlier this year.
The United States has urged China against using security concerns in the run-up to the Olympics as a pretext for pressuring political dissidents.