Full Text: Outcome list of President Xi Jinping's state visit to the United States (4)

Source:Xinhua Published: 2015-9-26 16:37:10

29. The two sides highly commend the positive progress achieved in the field of anti-corruption and law enforcement cooperation by the two countries in recent years. Both sides decide to enhance and promote anti-corruption cooperation under multilateral frameworks of the UNCAC, G20 and APEC, and to deny safe haven for corrupt criminals and their proceeds of crime, including further implementation of APEC's Beijing Declaration on Fighting Corruption, and support for the work of the ACT-NET. Both sides commit to combating all kinds of transnational corruption crimes through enhanced cooperation between anti-corruption and law enforcement agencies of the two countries. China welcomes the US commitment to partner with China in leading G20 efforts in fighting transnational corruption during China's G20 presidency in 2016. The United States welcomes China's commitment to consider joining the OECD working group on bribery as a Participant in the near future.

The two sides decide to further implement the relevant consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries utilizing China-US Joint Liaison Group (JLG) as the primary mechanism for cooperation on law enforcement, and to take practical measures to handle mutually identified major corruption cases. Both sides agree to enhance practical cooperation in corruption prevention, detecting embezzled public funds, exchanging evidence, combating transnational bribery, fugitives and illegal immigrants repatriation, narcotics control, and counter-terrorism. In the field of asset recovery, both sides agree to discuss the mutual recognition and enforcement of forfeiture judgements. Both sides committed to hold the 13th plenary session of the JLG and the 10th JLG ACWG Meeting before the end of this year. The Chinese Ministry of Public Security and the US Department of Homeland Security will hold a second minister-level meeting at a mutually suitable time in US Both sides welcome recent progress on repatriating Chinese fugitives and illegal immigrants through charter flights and look forward to continuing this cooperation.

30. China and the United States commit to deepen their cooperation on nuclear security, and make joint contributions to promoting global nuclear security and nonproliferation. The two sides agree to jointly bring the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit to a success. The two sides plan to hold an annual bilateral dialogue focused on nuclear security, with the first meeting of the dialogue to be held prior to the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit. The two sides noted with satisfaction that progress has been made on the establishment of the Nuclear Security Center of Excellence and conversion of the Miniature Neutron Source Reactor from highly enriched uranium to low enriched uranium, as well as the signing of a Statement of Intent between the China Atomic Energy Authority of the People's Republic of China and the Department of Energy of the United States of America Concerning Further Strengthening of Cooperation in the Field of Nuclear Security.

31. The Chinese side announced that it would support 50,000 Chinese and American students in total to study in the other country in the next 3 years. The US side announced it would expand the 100,000 Strong Initiative from US universities to elementary and high schools to achieve the goal of having one million US students studying Chinese by 2020. The two sides will support the collaboration between the think-tanks in Chinese and US universities, hold the annual Forum among them, and promote increased cooperation and public diplomacy programming between Chinese and US universities and educational organizations. The two sides will support the holding of the China-US Young Maker Competition annually.

32. The two sides will designate 2016 as China-US Tourism Year-a cooperative tourism initiative led by the US Department of Commerce and the China National Tourism Administration to expand and shape travel between our countries. This year of collaboration will include events to promote travel between the two countries, support progress on market access, and advance initiatives for both China and the United States to ensure a quality visitor experience for increasing numbers of travelers to and from both countries.

33. The Ministry of Culture of China will continue to collaborate with public and private cultural institutions in the United States to implement Across the Pacific: China-US Cultural Exchange Program, which includes exchanges in the fields of performing arts, visual arts, intellectual ideas and folk culture and cooperation in the cultural industry. National Development and Reform Commission of China and National Park Service of the United States signed the Statement of Cooperation on National Park System Management. The two sides will continue to follow and support the joint China Garden project and actively mobilize funds to ensure the start of construction as scheduled.

34. China Film Group Corporation and Motion Picture Association of America signed the Agreement on Cooperation in Importation and Distribution of Revenue-Sharing Film and expressed commitment to continue their cooperation in the film industry. China Media Capital and Warner Brothers Entertainment are forming a joint venture ("Flagship Entertainment Group Limited") for film production and international distribution headquartered in Hong Kong. The State Council Information Office of China signed cooperation agreements respectively with the National Geographic Channel and The Walt Disney Company for jointly organizing China-themed photo exhibitions, making and broadcasting China-related documentaries, collaborating in program production, promoting China-themed museum exhibitions and making Circle-Vision 360-degrees movies for the China Pavilion in Disneyland.

35. The Chinese side highly commended the US's returning of 22 cultural relics to the Chinese side according to the Memorandum of Understanding Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Categories of Archaeological Material From the Paleolithic Period Through the Tang Dynasty and Monumental Sculpture and Wall Art at Least 250 Years Old in the near future. The two sides support their close cooperation in combating cultural relics smuggling under existing mechanisms. The two sides welcome archaeological excavation and research cooperation between the two countries.

36. The two sides welcomed their progress in building new embassy and consular facilities more reflective of the strength and importance of our relationship. The two sides recognized more must be done now. China has offered a new consulate site in Shanghai, and prepared suitable sites in Chengdu and Shenyang, and the United States will reciprocate with a comparable offer of suitable sites in Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Both sides agreed to move forward on a reciprocal basis to build new diplomatic facilities and acquire new housing in all cities where there is an established diplomatic presence, consistent with each other's requirements. The two sides will discuss the secure resupply of materials needed for the maintenance of diplomatic facilities.

37. The two sides signed the Statement of Intent to cooperate between the National Institute of Standards and Technology of the United States of America and the National Institute of Metrology (NIM) of the People's Republic of China Concerning Standards for Green Gas Measurements and Precision Medicine. The National Metrology Institutes of both countries will strengthen the cooperative relationship and continue to explore areas for mutually beneficial collaboration in measurement science and standards to underpin the implementation of China-US Joint Announcement on Climate Change made by the Presidents of China and the US on 12 November 2014, to support our industries and the environment, and to improve healthcare and quality of life of our citizens. The two sides conducted productive cooperation in the area of inspection and quarantine to ensure the safety of bilateral trade in food and agricultural products and its expansion. AQSIQ and USDA signed the Protocol on Sanitary Requirement of the US Industrial Tallow to be Imported Into China. The two sides are committed to conduct further technical discussions and cooperation to facilitate bilateral trade in food and agriculture products.

38. China and the United States made commitment to enhance Customs cooperation in the areas of: the Container Security Initiative (CSI), Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) initiatives and strategic goals, and intellectual property rights protection and anti-smuggling enforcement, among others. The General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) welcome the signing of a customs cooperation document concerning global supply chain security and facilitation, through which GACC and DHS will continue to deepen cooperation and promote a robust level of supply chain security and facilitation. Following the June 2015 signing of a revised Declaration of Principles Between United States Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection and the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China Relating to Bilateral Customs Cooperation at Seaports to Enhance Security, both sides will conclude an implementation plan as soon as possible to expand CSI cooperation.

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