|7月9日，中国国家主席习近平的特别代表、国务院副总理汪洋（左三）和国务委员杨洁篪（左四）抵达美国华盛顿安德鲁空军基地。当天下午，由中国国家主席习近平的特别代表、国务院副总理汪洋和国务委员杨洁篪率领的中国代表团抵达华盛顿，将参加于10日至11日在此间举行的第五轮中美战略与经济对话。[新华社 王雷 摄]
Acting as special representatives of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Vice Premier Wang Yang (3rd L) and State Councilor Yang Jiechi (4th L) arrive in Washington, the United States, for the fifth China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED), on July 9, 2013. A Chinese delegation led by Wang Yang and Yang Jiechi arrived here Tuesday for the fifth China-U.S. S&ED, which will start Wednesday. [Xinhua]
U.S., China can forge a more cooperative relationship
In early June, President Xi Jinping and President Obama had eight hours of no-necktie meetings in California in which they outlined their vision of China and the United States working together to create a new model of the major-country relationship.
Chinese-U.S. cooperation has delivered real benefit to our peoples. Inexpensive and quality Chinese goods have proved popular with American consumers. The vast Chinese market offers great opportunites to American companies. In 2012, nearly 70 percent of the U.S. companies operating in China made profits, according to a survey of its members by the American Chamber of Commerce in the People's Republic of China, and 40 percent of them reported higher profit margins in China than their global average. The more than 1,500 McDonald's outlets in China have outperformed other McDonald's outlets in the world. Meanwhile, Chinese investment in the United States has helped boost the U.S. economy. The West Basin Container Terminal of China Shipping in California, for example, has created nearly 10,000 local jobs; some Americans have told me they regard it as the "greenest" port in the world.
Chinese-U.S. cooperation has promoted peace, stability and development in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Our two countries have carried out effective coordination and cooperation on a wide range of topics, including regional hot spots such as the Korean nuclear issue and the Iranian nuclear issue. We have coordinated responses to global challenges such as counterterrorism, nonproliferation, climate change, cybersecurity and the international financial crisis, and worked together to promote global economic stability and recovery. All this shows that Chinese-U.S. cooperation is an anchor for world peace and stability.
China is deepening its comprehensive reforms and opening itself up to the world. In the next five years, Chinese overseas investment will reach $500 billion, Chinese imports will exceed $10 trillion and the number of its outbound tourists will surpass 400 million. This will create bright prospects for Chinese-U.S. cooperation. Both countries should seize the opportunity to build on this huge potential.
China is committed to promoting world peace, development and win-win cooperation for all. China's development poses no threat to any other country. Being a major and responsible country, China stands ready to assume greater responsibilities commensurate with its role. China's pursuit of development will undoubtedly expand its mutually beneficial cooperation with the United States and other countries.
As China and the United States differ in their histories, culture, traditions, social systems and stage of development, it is natural that there are differences between our nations. But both countries have ample wisdom to manage their differences and frictions. What is most important is that we follow the course charted by the two presidents, blaze a new trail that is different from the traditional path of conflict and confrontation between great powers, and work together to build a new model of major-country relationship based on mutual respect and win-win cooperation to the benefit of both our two peoples and people across the world.
This week's China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue is an important platform for conducting high-level communication on long-term, strategic and overarching issues. The main task of the upcoming dialogue, the fifth such meeting,is to implement the extensive agreement reached at the presidents' meeting last month, deepening dialogue and cooperation in various areas, and advancing a new-model major-country relationship. The previous four rounds of dialogue produced more than 340 points of agreement on a range of issues and 11 outcome documents. I believe that, with the joint efforts of both sides, this round will lead to agreement on more issues, produce more concrete outcomes and boost our efforts to open a new chapter in the cross-Pacific cooperation between China and the United States.