The four-day visit coincides with US negotiations with North Korea, which Mr Perry yesterday described as moving towards a 'very complicated . . . very far-reaching' agreement that would entail 'working with the North Koreans for years and years to come'. China is North Korea's closest ally and might have a role in implementing an agreement.
Improved US-Sino military co-operation is the latest manifestation of warmer relations between the two countries, but Mr Perry said he would raise human-rights concerns.Reuse content