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China: US must build trust on Taiwan, Tibet issues

BEIJING (AP) -- China's foreign minister says Beijing and Washington need to build more trust, though he suggested the onus is on the U.S. to respect Chinese interests on issues like Taiwan and Tibet.

Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said at a news conference Tuesday that despite differences, relations between China and the U.S. are moving forward.

Yang says the key to sustaining the momentum is for each to heed the other's core interests, especially Taiwan and Tibet.

Yang's comments show how those longstanding sore points continue to bedevil relations, beyond recent friction over Iran and Syria.

Beijing has long pressured Washington to end arms sales to Taiwan -- a territory China claims -- and to withdraw support for Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

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