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.'