China and the US on Wednesday held their third round of strategic dialogue in Beijing at the Chinese Foreign Ministry offices.
"We hope the dialogue will produce positive results," Vice Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said in his opening address.
"The US and China have very important relationship," US Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns said.
"The relationship focuses on bilateral issues that motivate us from day to day, and we also have other issues… (Because) together we have responsibility for global peace and global security," Burns said.
Yang and Burns co-chaired the one-day closed-door dialogue.
Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing and Vice Foreign Minister Dai Bingguo also met with Burns later on Wednesday afternoon.
Two previous rounds of China-US strategic dialogues were held in August and December last year.
(Xinhua News Agency November 8, 2006)