U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives for China visit
www.chinaview.cn 2009-02-20 20:09:31   Print

Special Report: 30th Anniversary of Sino-U.S. Diplomatic Relations    

    BEIJING, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Beijing on Friday evening, kicking off her first visit to China since she took office.

    Clinton was greeted by Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Liu Jieyi at the airport.

    During her stay in China, Clinton is scheduled to meet with Chinese state leaders to exchange views on bilateral relations as well as international and regional issues of common concern, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

    "We stand ready to strengthen dialogue with the U.S., enhance mutual trust, expand cooperation and promote greater development of bilateral relations in the new era," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said at a regular press conference on Feb. 19,ahead of Clinton's visit.

    China is the last leg of her four-nation Asian visit which started Feb. 15, following Japan, Indonesia and the Republic of Korea (ROK).

    Clinton is scheduled to leave China for home Feb. 22.

Expert: Effective U.S.-China co-op on climate change can increase mutual trust 

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- The United States and China can increase mutual trust over long-term intentions through effective cooperation on critical global issues such as climate change, a noted China expert said.

    Although the U.S.-China relationship has made much progress in the past 30 years, mutual mistrust over each other's long-term intentions remains deep, said Professor Kenneth Lieberthal from the University of Michigan.

Commentary: China, U.S. should enahnce mutual trust, co-op to tackle global challenges  

    BEIJING, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's China tour scheduled for Friday is an important high-level visit since the Obama administration took office. At this new historic juncture, the two countries should stick to the right direction of their constructive cooperation and push their bilateral ties further forward.

    The course of Sino-U.S. relationship is clearly defined as one between stakeholders and constructive partners. Their bilateral ties are characterized by mutual benefit and win-win cooperation, rather than a zero game.

Hillary Clinton highlights Asia, China in first major speech 

    NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- In her first major policy speech as U.S. secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday attached great importance to developing stronger relations and having closer cooperation with Asian countries, in particular China.

    Addressing an audience at Asia Society New York Headquarters on the eve of her four-nation Asian trip scheduled to start on Sunday, the first foreign visit since she was sworn in on Jan. 21, Clinton said that Washington is committed to a new era of diplomacy and development in which Washington will use "smart power" to work with historic allies and emerging nations to find regional and global solutions to common global problems.

Editor: Wang Guanqun
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