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Commercial Times: A new type of U.S.-China relationship confirmed

Commercial Times: A new type of U.S.-China relationship confirmed

Chinese President Xi Jinping (???) has just concluded a successful state visit to the United States. During the trip, Xi held talks with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, gave a speech at the United Nations General Assembly, and had a summit with business executives in Seattle. The series of meetings held and agreements signed during Xi's visit confirmed China's global status as a rising country. Concrete action was taken to establish a new type of major-country relationship between China and the United States. The trip also ascertained China's status as a strong country that is taking an active role in global affairs. Upon the conclusion of Xi's meeting with Obama, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs published a list outlining 49 major results achieved by the two leaders that covered five major areas: A new type of China-U.S. relations, bilateral cooperation, Asia-Pacific affairs, international and regional issues, and global challenges. Among those results, China agreed to buy 300 Boeing aircraft for US$38 billion, by far the biggest order in Boeing's history. This was a show of China's strong economic strength. There was, meanwhile, soft and heartwarming cooperation between the two countries. The United States, for example, has initiated a new program called "1 Million Strong" that is aimed at encouraging 1 million American students to learn Mandarin Chinese over the next five years. Overall, the two sides established agreements on agriculture, clean energy, nuclear cooperation, civil aeronautics, China's high-speed rail exports, energy conservation architecture and film- making. They also conducted candid communication on issues such as cyber security, military security in the South China Sea and denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. The results achieved cover both soft and hard content, range from military to diplomacy, and involve all major industries. They have laid a firm foundation for future cooperation. Xi's latest U.S. visit is the most fruitful since the 1978 U.S. trip by former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping (???). (Editorial abstract -- Oct. 1, 2015) (By Y.F. Low)


Updated : 2021-09-29 01:43 GMT+08:00