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Clinton to end Asia trip with Shenzhen, China visit

U.S. Secretary of State Clinton smiles during a joint news conference with Spanish Foreign Minister Jimenez in Madrid
U.S. Secretary of State Clinton smiles during a joint news conference with Spanish Foreign Minister Jimenez in Madrid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will end a lengthy trip to Asia by meeting Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo in Shenzhen, China on July 25, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.

The department offered little detail on the substance of the talks, saying they would cover bilateral issues as well as "regional and global issues of common concern."

Topics are likely to include efforts to rein in the Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs, the popular uprisings in the Arab world and territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

Clinton will meet Dai, China's top foreign policy official, at the end of an 11-day journey that will also take her to Istanbul for a meeting of the Libya Contact Group, as well as to Greece, India and Indonesia.

(Reporting by Arshad Mohammed; editing by Todd Eastham)

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