BEIJING -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has stressed China's and America's shared interest in ensuring global economic growth in a meeting with new Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
Lew met with Li inside Beijing's Zhongnanhai leadership compound on the second day of a visit marking a re-engagement between the sides. There had been a months-long pause in exchanges while President Barack Obama was re-elected and China completed a lengthy transition to a new generation of leaders.
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Despite frictions over North Korea, computer hacking and human rights, both sides have sounded positive notes during Lew's visit, while stressing their mutual interests as the world's first- and second-largest economies.
Li told Lew his visit would further "understanding, communication and trust" between the sides. Lew met Tuesday with newly appointed Chinese President Xi Jinping.