Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said the Obama administration wants to find as much common ground as possible with China, calling U.S.-Chinese relations the key to world stability in the 21st century.

Speaking as President Barack Obama prepared to meet Chinese President Hu Jintao in Washington, Clinton said in an NBC interview, "We don't want a zero-sum relationship."

"We want to look for as many win-win opportunities as we can because this relationship is going to in many ways determine the peace, stability and prosperity of the 21st century." Clinton also called for more cooperation from China in dealing with North Korea's nuclear program and "provocative behavior."