China and the United States must manage the differences well and stabilize bilateral relations through increased communication and engagement, as a good relationship between the two countries will benefit both sides and the world, several diplomats and former US officials said here on Tuesday. .
China looks forward to working with the US government and visionary people to strengthen dialogue, manage differences, focus on cooperation and make unremitting efforts to get China-US relations back on track Chinese Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang said at the annual gala dinner of the New York City-based National Committee on US-China Relations (NCUSCR).
China’s policy toward the United States is very consistent and stable, Qin said.
“The Chinese side always keeps the fundamental interests of the people of both countries and the whole world in mind, and treats the relations between China and the US from a strategic and long-term perspective,” the Chinese diplomat said.
“Stabilizing the relationship should be a shared priority and responsibility,” said former US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew.
“It means engaging both bilaterally and multilaterally to control the competition while “looking for a more predictable relationship,” he said, noting that “that starts with more communication.”
Lew, also chairman of the NCUSCR, said he hopes the talks between the two sides will “increase in frequency”.
He noted that second-track dialogue between the United States and China could provide scope for frank discussion, and said people in the private sector could also play a vital role in “helping create a political climate.” where progress is possible’.
Former United States Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger was also one of the keynote speakers at the event, many of whom called on the two countries to seek common ground.
Kissinger said in a video address that “it is essential for China and the United States to overcome their difficulties,” urging the two sides to find a path to coexistence and cooperation.
Founded in 1966, the NCUSCR is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting understanding and cooperation between the United States and China. Tuesday’s event attracted hundreds of attendees.