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The United States and China will hold high-level talks this week about a wide range of issues affecting the two nations, that will also include North Korea's nuclear development program.
In the sixth meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue to be held in Beijing on Wednesday and Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will represent the U.S.
Their Chinese counterparts will be State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Vice Premier Wang Yang .
Pundits expect the two nations to also exchange views over a string of issues that strained their ties like territorial disputes in the South China Sea and Japan's decision to change its security policy and expand its military role.