Report: 30th Anniversary of Sino-U.S. Diplomatic
BEIJING, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu
Jintao and his U.S. counterpart George W. Bush exchanged congratulatory messages
Thursday to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic
relations between their two countries.
Chinese President Hu Jintao(R) meets
with U.S. President George W. Bush in Lima, capital of Peru, Nov. 21,
2008. (Xinhua Photo)
The establishment of diplomatic relations between
China and the United States 30 years ago "is a milestone that marked a new
chapter in the history of our relations and had a significant and profound
impact on the international situation and the world's landscape," Hu said in his
"For 30 years, thanks to the concerted efforts of
generations of Chinese and American leaders and people of vision from all walks
of life, we have made historic achievements in growing these relations," the
Chinese president said.
"Our two countries have fruitful exchanges and
cooperation in a wide range of areas. Our two peoples are increasing mutual
understanding and friendship day by day. The strategic significance and global
implications of China-U.S. relations have become all the more evident," Hu said.
"These facts have proven that the establishment and
development of normal state-to-state relations between China and the United
States serves the fundamental interests of our two peoples and go along with the
trend of the times. They have not only delivered enormous benefits to our two
peoples, but have also greatly contributed to peace, stability and development
of Asia and the world at large," Hu said.
The world is now undergoing complex and profound
changes, Hu said, adding under the new circumstances and in the face of new
opportunities and challenges, China stands ready to work with the United States
to build on past achievements, sum up and draw on experience in the development
of China-U.S. relations, follow the principles of the three Sino-U.S. joint
communiques, and remain committed to the development of a constructive and
China is willing to further strengthen dialogue and
exchanges with the United States on the basis of mutual respect, equality,
mutual benefit and win-win cooperation, enhance mutual trust and cooperation,
and continuously expand the basis for cooperation and common interests between
the two countries so as "to promote sound, stable and in-depth growth of our
constructive and cooperative relationship", Hu said.
In his congratulatory message, President Bush said
the decision by the two governments to open formal ties 30 years ago
"transcended profound differences in our nations' histories, cultures, and
political systems and bridged a seemingly impossible divide."
"The peoples of the United States and China have come
to know each other well over the last 30 years. Together, we have built bridges
between our two nations in every conceivable field – from commerce and trade to
education, science, sports, and the arts," Bush said.
"Over the last eight years, the relationship between
our two governments has become more constructive and cooperative, and we have
made progress in addressing global challenges such as terrorism, pandemic
disease, and the proliferation of nuclear weapons. We have worked as global
leaders to promote open markets as the best way to foster economic dynamism and
development," he said.
He hoped that over the coming 30 years "our
governments will build on this foundation of goodwill and work constructively
together to advance the causes of peace, stability, and development."
Bush expressed his confidence that working with
common purpose and determination, China and the United States can successfully
address global challenges to ensure that "our children inherit a truly better
and safer world."
U.S. paper commemorates 30th
anniversary of China-U.S. relations
NEW YORK, Dec. 31 (Xinhua) -- A major U.S. newspaper published a special edition for the first day of 2009 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of China-U.S. diplomatic relations.
The six-page special edition by the Houston Chronicle newspaper,
which was available Wednesday, includes 17 articles and several pictures,
reviewing the development of the China-U.S. relations in the past 30
years. Full story
China-U.S. relations on path towards
Dec. 31 (Xinhua) -- China-U.S. relations have been making steady progress amid
twists and turns since the start of 1979 when the two nations officially
established diplomatic ties, thanks to concerted efforts by both sides.
ever-improving relations between China and the United States have not only
brought huge benefits to the two peoples but also made important contributions
to world peace and development. Full story
Better Sino-U.S. ties in both nations'
BEIJING, Dec. 31 -- Bilateral ties between China and the
United States have developed over the past 30 years along a generally tortuous
but "forward moving" road.
Since diplomatic relations were established on Jan 1,1979,
the two countries maintained a smooth relationship until May 1989. Both sides
reached a new agreement on the long-controversial U.S. arms sales to Taiwan
during this period, clearing away one of the largest obstacles to development of
the bilateral ties. It is by no means fortuitous to U.S. that diplomatic
normalization between the two countries coincided with China's adoption of the
reform and opening-up initiative. A normalized relationship with the White House
formed an important component in China's development strategy mapped out by late
leader Deng Xiaoping, the chief architect of China's reform and opening-up
program. The move turned out to be a big step in helping open a new page in
Sino-U.S. relations. Full story
China-U.S. ties at new historical
BEIJING, Dec. 30 -- More than 30 years ago, the great
statesmen of China and the United States used the small ping-pong ball for a big
undertaking: The resumption of contact between the two countries. The ship of
China-U.S. relations, moored for so long, again set sail, braving the wind and
Today, NBA player Yao Ming has become a star popular among
the people of both countries. From the ping-pong ball to the basketball, it is
not just a change in diameter. Rather, it reflects the enormous progress in
depth and breadth of China-U.S. relations over the short span of 30 years. Full story