China willing to strengthen communication and dialogue with the US: Vice President Han Zheng
Published: Nov 08, 2023 04:47 PM
File photo: China US

File photo: China US


China is willing to strengthen communication and dialogue with the US, promote mutually beneficial cooperation, properly manage differences between the two countries, and make joint efforts to address global challenges, Chinese Vice President Han Zheng said on Wednesday.

Han made the remarks in his key-note speech at the sixth Bloomberg New Economy Forum held in Singapore, which runs from Wednesday to Friday.

Recent frequent high-level contacts between the world's two largest economies have raised international community's positive expectations for the improvement of China-US ties, Han said.

The latest move came as He Lifeng, vice premier of the State Council and China's lead person for China-US trade and economic dialogue, will visit the US starting from Wednesday.

Prior to He, Wang Yi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and Chinese Foreign Minister, concluded his visit to the US at the end of October. This is the first dedicated visit by a senior Chinese official to the US since the recent series of successive visits by high-ranking US officials to Beijing, including the Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo since early June.

China has been consistent in implementing the three important principles of mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation, when handling ties with the US, Han said.

China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said during a press briefing on Wednesday that both China and the US agreed to work together for a meeting between the two heads of state during the APEC summit, which is scheduled to be held in San Francisco from November 11 to 17.

The path to San Francisco is not smooth and cannot be left to "autopilot." The two sides should earnestly return to what was agreed at the Bali summit, truly implement the consensus of the two heads of state, eliminate interference, overcome obstacles, enhance consensus and accumulate results, Wang said.

The potential presidential meeting would mark the first encounter between the two leaders since the G20 Summit held in Bali, Indonesia in November 2022.

Global Times