|General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Xi Jinping (R) meets with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 13, 2012. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)
BEIJING, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- Xi Jinping, the new helmsman of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC), on Thursday called for more "positive energy" for the China-U.S. partnership.
He made the remarks while meeting with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
Both China and the United States should be innovative and make efforts to accumulate "positive energy" to build a China-U.S. cooperative partnership based on mutual respect and mutual benefit. They should also create a new type of bilateral ties between major powers, regardless of difficulties, said Xi, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee.
"Positive energy" is a term popularly used on the Chinese cyberspace to refer to "giving an impetus to something."
Carter is in Beijing as a guest of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.