China foreign minister warns Clinton on F-16 deal

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Posted: Sep 26, 2011 1:04 PM
China foreign minister warns Clinton on F-16 deal

NEW YORK (Reuters) - China's foreign minister urged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday to reconsider a U.S. decision to upgrade Taiwan's F-16 fighter jet fleet, saying it could harm "trust and confidence" between Washington and Beijing, a senior State Department official said.

Clinton met Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi in New York, where both were attending meetings of the U.N. General Assembly.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Eric Walsh)