Friday, May 14, 1999 Published at 00:22 GMT 01:22 UK
Clinton to phone Chinese president
Chinese protesters vent their anger in Belgrade
President Clinton is to speak on the phone to his Chinese counterpart, Jiang Zemin, according to the White House.
The White House spokesman David Leavy said that Mr Clinton had briefly met the Chinese Ambassador in Washington, Li Zhaoxing, and signed a condolence book for the victims of the embassy bombing.
Mr Clinton wrote: "With profound grief and sincere condolences to the victims their families and the people of China," according to the spokesman.
The Chinese ambassador indicated that President Jiang was now ready to accept the phone call from Mr Clinton which he had refused earlier.
The conversation is expected to take place on Friday.
The BBC's Paul Reynolds reports from Washington that while Chinese anger may have subsided, it does not guarantee their co-operation in the diplomacy over Kosovo.
Mr Schröder was the first leader of a Nato country to visit China since the alliance attacked the embassy in what it called a "tragic mistake".