Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has expressed America's concerns over the increasing instances of self-immolations in Tibet and violations of human rights at a meeting with her Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi, according to a top State Department official.

"The Secretary, as she always does, raised human rights concerns – notably in this particular meeting, concerns about Tibet and increasing pace of immolations," the official said after Clinton's met Yang on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York.

Besides, the top diplomats both the nations discussed a wide range of issues including, island dispute between China and Japan, South China Sea, Iran, Syria, the official said on the condition of anonymity.

"They talked about bilateral economic relations and the global financial situation. The secretary again urged some of the cases of concerns, including FedEx, be dealt with on the
Chinese side," the official said.

Reiterating that China and Japan need to resolve their island dispute through dialogue, Clinton urged her Chinese counterpart for cool headed approach, official said.

"The secretary, as she has been urging for a number of months, including when she was in China in the summer and when she was at APEC and had a chance to see (Japanese) Prime Minister (Yoshihiko) Noda, again urged that cooler heads prevail, that Japan and China engage in dialogue to calm the waters, that we believe that Japan and China have the resources, have the restraint, have the ability to work on this directly and take tensions down," the official said.

"They also talked about Iran in preparation for the P-5+1 minus Iran meeting this afternoon, and about the two-track strategy of diplomacy and pressure."


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