BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei Oct 10 China's
Premier Li Keqiang raised the issue of U.S. debt during a
meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry on the sidelines of a
meeting of leaders of Southeast Asian nations, a U.S. official
The official did not elaborate on the conversation, saying
only that it was briefly discussed in the meeting on Wednesday.
The U.S. Congress has so far failed to strike a deal to
raise the U.S. government's borrowing cap, which is set to
expire on Oct. 17, roiling markets and pushing the dollar close
to its recent eight-month low against other major currencies.