September 16, 2015

“We hope China and the US could work together to uphold the UN-centered international order and international system."

Daily Times President Xi Jinping will make clear his view that cooperation will bring mutual benefit while conflict will harm both sides during his US tour, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday. via Xinhua

'Xi will pay a state visit to the United States from Sept. 22 to 25, the Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday morning. President Xi’s visit will focus on boosting trust, and trying to address concerns that China and the United States contradict each other when dealing with issues such as international relations and Asia Pacific order, Wang said at the Lanting Forum held by the ministry. China is a staunch supporter of the current international order. There is no reason why China should challenge it or want to overturn the system in which it is a full member, Wang added.

'“Xi’s visit aims to enhance friendly cooperation between China and the United States and contribute to global peace and development. It will surely be a major milestone for China-US relations and world peace and development,” Wang said. “A major highlight of President Xi’s visit to the US will be his interactions with the American people,” Wang said, adding that Xi will talk with entrepreneurs, teachers and students. A series of measures to promote civilian exchanges between the two countries will be announced during Xi’s trip, Wang said.

'Cooperation agreements will be reached in the fields of finance and trade; energy; climate change; environmental protection; science and technology; agriculture; law enforcement; aviation; and infrastructure. Wang stressed that relations between the two countries go far beyond the bilateral context and take on a global strategic implication. China and the US working together benefits both countries and the world at large, while frictions in relations undermine both countries’ interests and affect the wider world. “We hope that both sides will use the opportunity to reaffirm their respective development direction and strategic intentions, their growing common interests and their common responsibility for peace, stability and development,” Wang said.'

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