WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- More than 100 Chinese officials were in Washington Sunday for diplomatic and economic talks with U.S state and treasury officials, authorities said.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner will lead the talks Monday and Tuesday, China's state-run news agency Xinhua reported.
The China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogues will expand on previous talks with former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Xinhua reported.
Chinese President Hu Jintao and U.S. President Barack Obama committed to the talks during a meeting in London in April.
Obama was scheduled to address the opening session Monday and meet later with the full Chinese delegation, Xinhua said.
The sessions were designed to "deepen understanding, enhance mutual trust and promote cooperation," a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said.