Beijing, China - Peoples Republic of
UNITED STATES DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE STROBE TALBOTT DEPATRS HOTEL IN BEIJING.
United States Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott departs his hotel for talks Beijing February 17. Talbott is leading a delegation of senior US officials for talks in Beijing on touchy strategic issues, particularly Taiwan. Diplomats said with Taiwan heading for a presidential election next month Talbott was keen to avert a standoff between Washington and Beijing. Talbott injured his knee while jogging in Japan on Tuesday.