Ambassador Qin Gang reads a letter regarding the National Committee on US-China Relations 2021 Gala Dinner on November 9, 2021. Photo: Website of the Chinese Embassy to the US
China stands ready to work with the US to improve exchanges, jointly address global challenges and properly manage differences in an effort to get bilateral relations back on track, Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed in a statement. letter of congratulations at the 2021 National Commission on US-China Relations Gala Dinner on Tuesday.
President Xi and his US counterpart Joe Biden sent congratulations to the gala dinner on Tuesday, which was read by Chinese Ambassador to the US Qin Gang and National Committee Chairman Jacob Lew, respectively.
President Xi expressed his appreciation to the Committee and its members for their long-standing commitment to the growth of bilateral relations and to cooperation between the two sides in various fields.
Xi pointed out that the relationship between China and the US is one of the most important bilateral relations in the world today. As the world’s largest developing country and the largest developed country, as well as two permanent members of the UN Security Council, whether China and the US can handle their relations well, affects their fundamental interests and matters to the future of the world .
“At a critical historic moment right now, the two countries will benefit from cooperation and lose from clashes,” Xi noted.
Following the principles of mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation, Xi emphasized that China stands ready to work with the US to improve exchanges, jointly address regional and international issues and resolve differences in the appropriate way. way to recover the links on the right side. trace of sound and steady development.?
For his part, President Biden said that the world today is at a turning point in history. The relationship between the two sides is of global significance, from addressing the COVID-19 pandemic to addressing the existential threat of the climate crisis.
“To solve these challenges and seize opportunities, the wider international community must come together as we all do our part to build a secure, peaceful and resilient future,” Biden said, expressing thanks to the commitment of the Commission to strengthen ties between the two peoples.
“Through the advocacy of organizations like yours, we can strive for greater connectivity and advancing interests that affect our countries and the world,” he added.
Ambassador Qin said President Xi’s congratulatory letter reflects China’s positive attitude and position on the development of China-US relations.
China’s policy towards the US is very consistent and stable. “Some people say that the relationship between China and the US cannot go back to the past. But is that why people take the light or even damage it the way they want? We reject this view,” said Qin.
At another event on Tuesday, where Qin met with representatives of the local overseas Chinese community in New York, he said that as China and the US have faced great difficulties, how to deal with the problems is a vital matter. is for the development of overseas Chinese in the country.
Qin stressed that the Taiwan issue at the meeting, which is “a prominent issue in bilateral relations.” The island’s Democratic Progressive Party authorities refuse to recognize the 1992 Consensus and are increasingly on the wrong track of ‘Taiwan independence’, sparking tensions in the Taiwan Strait. “It will never end well for those who advocate such an ideal,” he said.