Placing high value of its bilateral relations with China, the United States of America today underlined its commitment to building a cooperative partnership with the East Asian country.
In her remarks with Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi before their meeting in Beijing, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
says China-US relations is a key aspect of US rebalancing in the Asia Pacific.
“And we have had a lot of in depth consultations and high-level meetings over the last three and a half years.” -Ms. Clinton
Ms. Clinton cites in 2011, both countries had the fourth session of their Strategic and Economic Dialogue and a 12th meeting between our two presidents.
Both countries continue to stress the importance of the practical cooperation that underlies our comprehensive relationship, Ms. Clinton stressed.
Ms. Clinton says her visit to China will give both countries a chance to explore issues in their bilateral relationship as well as regional and international matters that are of importance.
“So thank you again for the warm welcome to this new foreign ministry building.” -Ms. Clinton
To respond to Ms. Clinton’s reaffirmation of US commitment to elevate its relations with China, Foreign Minister Yang says the China-U.S. relationship has maintained stability and achieved development.
Mr. Yang says both countries have made important progress in some areas.
China stands ready to work with the U.S. side, guided by the joint vision of their two presidents to further push forward the China-U.S. cooperative partnership based on mutual respect, Mr. Yang underlined.
In March this year, the United States of America has underlined that it welcomes China’s success.
In her remarks at at the U.S. Institute of Peace China Conference, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the United States helped pave the way for China to be where it is today in its own development.
The United States believes that it’s good for everyone when people anywhere are able to work their way to better lives.
Ms. Clinton highlighted that if China’s rise means that the US has an increasingly capable and engaged partner, that’s good news for America.
A thriving China is good for America, and vice versa, is not the end of the story, Ms. Clinton added.
Today, the web of connections linking the two nations is vast and complex, and reaches into just about every aspect of their societies.
Both economies and security are tightly entwined. Both face shared threats like nuclear proliferation, piracy, and climate change, and they need each other to solve these problems.
However, there still remains suspicion and mistrust of the other’s intentions, particularly in the military realm.
The United States wants to engage in more trade and investment with China.
The United States believes in the benefits that come with greater economic activity and healthy competition.
The United States will continue to work with China to urge it to make reforms, and in turn, the US government will hear and act on those changes it wants from them.
The United States believes that the Chinese people have their own legitimate aspirations, and that everyone should have a legal system that is independent and will protect them from arbitrary action.
The United States believes not just in China but everywhere, in religious and linguistic differences, cultural differences being respected.
In May 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton stressed that both countries are building a lot more of understanding and trust.
The United States and China have agreed to pursue a number of priority areas of cooperation, which were originally agreed to in October 2009. These areas include improving maritime security, which includes search and rescue; humanitarian assistance and disaster relief; counterpiracy; counterterrorism; maintaining peace and security on the Korean Peninsula; preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon; and addressing the spread of nuclear, space, cyber and missile technology.