Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Monday she told China's foreign minister the United States was unhappy China was detaining more dissidents in the aftermath of President Clinton's visit. "I made . . . quite clear that arresting people is not the way that we see follow-through," she said.
Albright made U.S. concerns over human rights in a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan, one of a series of side meetings she held during a meeting of Asian nations and their Pacific Rim neighbors.She also discussed the upcoming summit meeting in Moscow in September between President Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
"We have a mature partnership now," she said of the U.S.-Soviet relationship. "We can hit the ground running," echoed Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov, who shared a news conference podium with her.
Albright said high on the agenda of the September meeting would be nonproliferation issues, the nuclear tests by India and Pakistan, violence in Kosovo and the current financial crisis.