Chinese FM calls for trust, cooperation between China, US
                 English.news.cn | 2013-12-31 21:04:08 | Editor: Zhu Ningzhu

BEIJING, Dec. 31 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called for more strategic trust and practical cooperation between China and the United States on the eve of the 35th anniversary of the establishment of China-U.S. diplomatic relations.

"The strategic dimension and global influence of China-U.S. relations have become increasingly prominent," Wang said in a bylined article published by Xinhua on Tuesday, adding that the two sides have moved away from a state of no contact and become a community of intertwined interests over the past 35 years.

In the article, Wang reviewed the meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama last June in the United States. Wang said the two countries should turn the two leaders' consensus of building a new type of major-country relationship into concrete policies and measures and put them into practice.

Wang said the two countries should continue to strengthen strategic mutual trust, keep close engagement between senior leaders and at all levels, increase mutual understanding and avoid misunderstanding and misjudgment.

China is committed to peaceful development and always brings "positive energy" to promote world peace and development, said the foreign minister.

He urged the United States to have a correct understanding of China's strategic intention and take concrete actions to honor the stance stated repeatedly by its leaders that the United States welcomes a successful, strong, stable and prosperous China.

Only when China and the United States reassure each other and give up their suspicions and vigilance can the two countries share a more stable and smooth development of bilateral relations and a brighter future, Wang stressed.

The two countries should further advance bilateral investment treaty negotiations to achieve an early breakthrough, Wang said, urging the U.S. side to lift export restrictions on high technology products to China and solve the problem of barriers for Chinese investors in the United States at an early date.

He said the two countries should increase dialogue and boost cooperation in areas including trade, investment, energy, environmental protection, and infrastructure, and complete a round of large-scale projects from which the Chinese and American people can benefit.

As for China-U.S. military ties, Wang said the two countries should expand cooperation in peacekeeping, rescue and relief operations, fight against pirates, continue to carry out anti-terrorism cooperation, and make joint efforts to oppose terrorist activities in all forms.

The two countries should also carry out dialogue, exchanges and cooperation in nonproliferation, law enforcement, technology, education, sports, culture and health care, the foreign minister said.

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