Full Text: Outcome list of President Xi Jinping's state visit to the United States (3)

Source:Xinhua Published: 2015-9-26 16:36:35

14. China's Minister of Agriculture and the US Secretary of Agriculture held a bilateral meeting on agricultural cooperation and renewed the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China and the Department of Agriculture of the United States of America on Cooperation in Agriculture and Related Fields, to promote comprehensive, sustained, and balanced development of agricultural cooperation between both countries.

15. China and the United States conducted in-depth discussions on the administration of agricultural biotechnology, and committed to further improve approval processes. Both sides reaffirmed the importance of implementing timely, transparent, predictable, and science-based approval processes for products of agricultural biotechnology, which are based on international standards. Both sides committed to strengthen policy formulation and information exchange, share experience in and practices of research and development, regulatory administration, and safety approval of agricultural biotechnology; further revise and improve regulation, based on comprehensive consultations with domestic and international stakeholders; and, enhance capabilities in safety administration and safety approval of agricultural biotechnology products.

16. China and the United States reiterate their support for efforts to enhance the connection between their financial markets, consistent with their respective laws and requirements.

17. The Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) of China and the United States are to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) concerning cooperation in the exchange of information related to money laundering and terrorist financing. According to the MOU, the two FIUs commit to cooperate on the collection, analysis and exchange of financial information related to money laundering, terrorist financing, and related crimes on a reciprocal basis.

18. China and the United States acknowledge that green finance can be of great significance to environmental protection, pollution reduction, and sustainable development. Both sides welcome efforts that further green finance and cooperation in this field.

19. China and the United States reaffirm their commitment to implement the consensus reached by the leaders of their respective country and military, facilitate sustained and substantive dialogues and communication, and further advance the development of the China-US military-to-military relationship. Building on the two Memoranda of Understanding on Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) signed by the two sides in China in November 2014, the two sides completed new annexes on air-to-air safety and crisis communications. The two sides agreed to continue discussions on additional annexes to the Notification of Major Military Activities CBM, and to deepen exchanges and cooperation in areas of mutual interest, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counter-piracy, and international peacekeeping. At the invitation of the United States Pacific Command, the Chinese Navy will participate in the RIMPAC-2016 joint exercise.

20. The two sides will encourage the China Coast Guard and the US Coast Guard to sign cooperation documents and facilitate cooperation between the two agencies in such areas as personnel exchanges, vessel visits, intelligence and information sharing and joint campaign against illegal and criminal activities at sea. The China Coast Guard and the United States Coast Guard have committed in principle that the two sides would negotiate to sign the rules of behavior of the two coast guards by consulting the Rules of Behavior Confidence Building Measure, annex on surface-to-surface encounters in the November 2014 Memorandum of Understanding between the People' s Republic of China Ministry of National Defense and the United States Department of Defense.

21. Acknowledging the importance of the ongoing AP1000 projects in Sanmen and Haiyang, relevant companies of the two countries would work together for the early and safe operation of Unit 1 at Sanmen. The Chinese side welcomes the renewal of the China-US Agreement for Cooperation Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy.

22. The two sides expressed satisfaction with the efforts under existing nuclear cooperation mechanisms, and decided to continue and intensify mutually-beneficial practical cooperation on technology research and development. The National Energy Administration of China and the US Department of Energy planned to hold the 8th Joint Working Meeting under the China-US Bilateral Civil Nuclear Energy Cooperative Action Plan this October in China. The National Energy Administration of China and the National Nuclear Security Administration of the US Department of Energy will hold the 11th Annual China-US Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Technologies Joint Coordinating Committee Meeting in 2016 in the United States.

23. The two sides attach great importance to exchanges and cooperation in the area of clean energy and fully recognize the collaboration and outcomes of the China-US Clean Energy Research Center (CERC). To implement the consensus reached by the two presidents in Beijing on jointly developing clean energy and addressing the challenge of climate change, the two sides signed the Amendment to the Protocol for Cooperation on CERC to formally launch CERC Phase II. The two sides announce the expansion of cooperative research and development under CERC by launching a new technical track to improve the energy efficiency of medium-duty to heavy-duty trucks. This initiative is expected to accelerate the development of high energy efficiency trucks and their introduction into the markets of both countries, leading to significant reductions in oil consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.

24. New progress is made in China-US civil aviation cooperation. On September 22, relevant Chinese enterprises signed an agreement with Boeing to procure 300 aircrafts. An MOU on Enhancing Comprehensive Strategic Cooperation in Civil Aviation is signed between the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China and the Boeing Company, outlining cooperation goals and contents in areas including industrial cooperation and production, green aviation technology development, innovative development of leadership as well as development of world-class civil aviation transportation system. A document on 737MAX Completion Center is signed between Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC) and Boeing. A document on 747-8 structures cooperation is signed between Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) and Boeing.

25. China Railway International USA. Co. Ltd, Desert Xpress Enterprises. LLC, and HSR Palmdale signed the Framework Agreement of Establishing XpressWest Project Joint Venture on September 13, 2015.

26. The two sides held China-US Environmental Matchmaking Meeting in California, the US The two sides initiated cooperation on Green Ports and Vessels, identified priorities and mechanism of cooperation, and set up a working group to implement cooperative activities.

27. The two sides gave positive evaluation to the exchange and cooperation in health fields between the two countries; notice that non-communicable diseases have already become the major public health problems for both countries, and there have been collaborations in tobacco control and salt reduction between the two countries in recent years; support exploring further cooperation between the China National Health and Family Planning Commission and the US Department of Health and Human Services in non-communicable diseases in the following areas: to carry out personnel exchanges through high-level policy forums, academic exchanges, people to people exchange forums, site visits and trainings; to strengthen the basic and applicable research cooperation in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, with the focus on scientific research in prevention, diagnosis and recovery areas; strengthening cooperation on public health by creating a bulletin similar to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, and expanding the Field Epidemiology Training Program; to continue to support the implementation of the China-US Smoke-free Workplace project and programs in heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and aging, and encourage the active engagement of the companies; to pay attention to and emphasize the negative impact of non-communicable diseases on health, and advocate for healthy lifestyle, the China National Health and Family Planning Commission and the US Department of Health and Human Services, together with other relevant partners, will explore organizing the first China-US Health City Forum.

28. The two sides reaffirmed their rejection of terrorism of all forms and agreed to enhance counterterrorism cooperation at bilateral and multilateral levels and continue to implement relevant resolutions of the U.N. Security Council. The two sides will seek to enhance counterterrorism cooperation on a wide range of issues, including on how to address the transnational flow of foreign terrorist fighters, crack down on terrorist funding networks, and increase information exchange on terrorist threats. Government officials and experts from the two sides held a workshop of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the United States on September 14 and released a document of intent for cooperation.

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