Top US and Chinese government met on Tuesday for the second round of the Strategic Economic Dialogue between Beijing and Washington with plans to show the talks are bearing fruit. US Treasury secretary Hank Paulson told the Financial Times that he believes "we are going to achieve results that we would not have achieved without this dialogue." The talks were unveiled eight months ago in Beijing and pressure is rising on Paulson to show his approach is making progress as the US Congress is again talking about tough legislation in response to China's growing trade surplus. State media said the talks, being held in Washington, are likely to make tangible progress. Vice-Premier Wu Yi, who leads the Chinese delegation, has called on the US to lift restrictions on high-tech exports to China.
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