Xi proposes six points for developing China-US ties
People's Daily Online
(China Daily) 09:44, September 26, 2015
Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday put forward a six-pronged proposal for next-stage development of China-US relations.
Xi made the suggestions in his talks with US President Barack Obama at the White House, which culminated his four-day first state visit to the United States.
-- The two sides should maintain close exchanges and communication at all levels. Major bilateral mechanisms like the Strategic and Economic Dialogue and the High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange should be brought into full play.
-- The two countries should expand and deepen practical cooperation in various fields, including economy, trade, military, anti-terrorism, law enforcement, energy, environment and infrastructure.
-- China and the United States should promote people-to-people exchange and consolidate the social basis for bilateral relations.
-- The two countries should respect their differences in history, culture, tradition and social system, as well as development path and development stage, and learn from each other.
-- The two sides should deepen dialogue and cooperation in Asia-Pacific affairs.
-- They should jointly deal with regional and global challenges, enrich the strategic connotations of their relations, and provide the international community with more public goods.
President Xi said China is willing to join hands with the US to improve their relationship and push it forward on the right track.
The China-US relationship is one of the most important bilateral ties in the world, he said.
Since it was established 36 years ago, the China-US relationship has gone through a tortuous journey, but it has always moved forward and has achieved historic development, Xi added.
Recalling that he and Obama reached consensus on building a new type of major-country relations between their countries at their Annenberg estate summit in June 2013, Xi said that bilateral ties have kept making new progress in the recent two years, bringing abundant benefits to the two nations and the world at large.
The president said that China is willing to work together with the United States to adhere to non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation; constantly expand practical cooperation at bilateral, regional and global levels; and manage differences and sensitive issues with constructive means, so as to ensure that bilateral ties will always move ahead on the right track.
Before flying to the US capital, Xi concluded a busy two-and-a-half-day stay in the West Coast technology and aviation hub of Seattle, where he put forward a four-point proposal on developing China-U.S. relations.
The Chinese president will be in New York from Sept 26 to 28 for a series of summits and meetings marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.
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