China promised the United States that it would crack down on pirated software as the world's two largest economies looked to ease trade frictions amid political changes.
The United States and China pledged on Wednesday to find ways to cooperate in their often fractious trade relationship in their first high-level talks since major political events in the two powers. Vice Premier Wang Qishan, pictured on September 8, 2011, the long-time Chinese pointperson on trade, opened annual trade talks in Washington.
US and Chinese officials on Wednesday pointed to small signs of progress during annual trade talks, the nations' first high-level meeting since President Barack Obama's re-election and China's once-in-a-decade leadership transition.
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