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Geithner highlightes common interests in China, U.S. cooperation, citing Chinese idiom

05-24-2010 14:03 BJT Special Report: Second Round of China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue |

BEIJING, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Quoting a Chinese idiom, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Monday the United States and China are "in the same storm-tossed boat" and should meet common challenges together.

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan (R) shakes hands with U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner during the economic track of the second round of China-U.S. strategic and economic dialogue in Beijing, capital of China, May 24, 2010. (Xinhua Photo)
Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan (R) shakes hands with U.S. Treasury Secretary 
Timothy Geithner during the economic track of the second round of China-U.S. 
strategic and economic dialogue in Beijing, capital of China, May 24, 2010. 
(Xinhua Photo)

"When we approach our relationship in the spirit of mutual respect and cooperation, with determination at the highest levels to overcome our differences, we will have great success - from leading the global to conquer the financial crisis, to forging a global accord on climate in Copenhagen, to charting a common response to the challenge to international security," said Geithner.

While addressing the opening ceremony of the second round of the China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) on Monday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, he said both countries, sharing important interests and responsibilities, have worked hard to build a stronger relationship since the last S&ED first convened in Washington D.C. last July.

Geithner also highlighted such words as "common interests", which ran through his remarks.

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