After two days of talks in Beijing, China and the US have apparently failed to find a breakthrough to unveil when Bill Clinton arrives next month for the first such presidential visit since Tiananmen. 'There are still eight weeks to go,' said Secretary of State Madeleine Albright after holding talks ranging over Taiwan, Tibet, the two Koreas, China's World Trade Organisation (WTO) membership bid, the Asian financial crisis, controls on missile technology, climate controls, human rights and religious freedom. China is still pressing the US, seemingly without success, to sign a declaration or communique on Taiwan. 'It is still under further deliberation by the two sides,' said spokesman Tang Guoqiang. Ms Albright said the US considered existing agreements sufficient, a position taken when President Jiang Zemin went to Washington last year. China wants a new promise to halt arms sales. In return, Ms Albright was rebuffed after urging the re-opening of talks with the Dalai Lama. Mr Jiang lectured her for 15 minutes on Sino-Tibetan history. Ms Albright declared herself deeply impressed with new premier Zhu Rongji and his planned reforms, but she did not indicate any breakthrough on fixing a date for WTO entry. While she praised China's efforts towards creating a working legal system, China did not say when it might ratify a UN Convention on civil and political rights. Ms Albright said that the US was reviewing the sanctions hinting that there would be an easing of the controls on exports of nuclear and high technology.