On the morning of Chinese New Year’s Eve on February 11, Chinese President Xi Jinping had a telephone conversation with his US counterpart Joe Biden.The two heads of state paid New Year greetings to each other on the Spring Festival of the Year of the Ox and had an in-depth exchange of views on bilateral relations and major international and regional issues.
Biden extended New Year greetings to the Chinese people and wished the Chinese people a happy and prosperous Spring Festival.Xi once again congratulated Biden on his official inauguration as US president and wished the Chinese and American people a happy New Year and a auspicious Year of the Ox.
Xi pointed out that one of the most important events in international relations in the past half century or more is the recovery and development of China-U.S. relations.Although we have experienced many twists and turns and difficulties during this period, we have made steady progress on the whole and achieved fruitful results, benefiting the two peoples and promoting world peace, stability and prosperity.China and the United States stand to gain from cooperation and lose from confrontation. Cooperation is the only right choice for both sides.Cooperation between China and the United States can accomplish many great things that benefit the two countries and the world at large. A confrontation between China and the United States would certainly be a disaster for the two countries and the world at large.
Currently, China-US relations are at an important juncture, Xi said.To promote the sound and steady development of China-US relations is the common aspiration of the two peoples and the international community.You said the greatest thing about America is possibility.It is hoped that this possibility will now move in a direction conducive to the improvement of relations between the two countries.Two countries should work together, mutually, uphold the conflict is not against, the spirit of mutual respect and win-win cooperation, focusing on cooperation and control their differences and promote the healthy and stable development of china-u.s. relations, to bring more tangible benefits to the two peoples, to combat COVID – 19 outbreak, promote world economic recovery and maintain regional peace and stability to make due contributions.
Xi stressed that China and the United States may have different views on some issues, and the key is to respect each other, treat each other as equals, and properly manage and handle them in a constructive way.The foreign ministries of the two countries may have in-depth communication on a wide range of issues in bilateral relations as well as major international and regional issues, and the economic, financial, law enforcement and military departments of the two countries may also have more contacts.China and the United States should re-establish various dialogue mechanisms to accurately understand each other’s policy intentions and avoid misunderstanding and miscalculation.Identify differences and manage them well.What is meaningful to cooperation, and jointly promote the track of cooperation.The Taiwan, Hong Kong-related and Xinjiang-related issues are China’s internal affairs and concern China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The US side should respect China’s core interests and act with caution.
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