"Talks between U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chinese leaders Wednesday failed to narrow gaps on how to end the crisis in Syria and how to resolve Beijing's territorial disputes with its smaller neighbors in the South China Sea.Clinton, who met President Hu Jintao, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and other top officials but not leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping, wants China to stop backing the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad and has been pushing for it to be more flexible in lowering tensions over the potentially oil-rich South China Sea.
But comments from Clinton and Yang showed the countries remain deeply divided on those issues ... "I think history will judge that China's position on the Syria question is a promotion of the appropriate handling of the situation," Yang told a news conference with Clinton. "For what we have in mind is the interests of the people of Syria and the region and the interests of peace, stability and development in the region and throughout the world." The comment was a direct rebuke to Clinton, who has said the Chinese and Russian vetoes have put those nations "on the wrong side of history."..... "
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