HONG KONG

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Chinese, British Leaders Meet Amicably: Britain and China have resolved to make faster progress in their talks about Hong Kong's political development, Britain's Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd said Friday after holding talks with Chinese leaders. In Beijing, he said his discussions with Qian Qichen, China's foreign minister, had been useful in clarifying how the two sides should proceed in future rounds of talks about elections due in Hong Kong in 1994 and 1995. Hurd also met China's president, Jiang Zemin. "The tone and atmosphere of the meeting seemed to me positive. It was entirely forward-looking," Hurd said. The British foreign secretary gave no hint of a swift resolution to negotiations.

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