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Overseas Chinese on Xi’s US Visit: Understanding the real purpose of Xi Jinping’s US trip

Editor: Li Kun 丨CCTV.com

09-24-2015 17:01 BJT

By Lin Dexian, founder of the United States Association of Sino-US Public Diplomacy,  chairman of Overseas Chinese Forum of greater Los Angeles

Chinese President Xi Jinping is continuing his 4-day State visit to the United States. Under a tight schedule, he has met high-level officials, attended business discussions and visited local enterprises in Seattle. He will promote Sino-US strategic cooperation, especially at a critical time when bilateral relations are facing difficulties as the global landscape changes.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is paying a State visit to the United States at the invitation of US President Barack Obama from September 22 to 25.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is paying a State visit to the United States at the invitation of US President Barack Obama from September 22 to 25.

Since China launched the reforms and opening up, the Chinese economy has developed much more rapidly. An increasingly  powerful China is not always welcomed by Western countries who consider it a threat against them. Thus, the "China threat theory" and "China collapse theory" have continued to swirl as malicious gossip.

Nevertheless, against the backdrop of complicated international situation, President Xi is helping the nation capture a larger position on the international stage as demonstrated by his  overseas visits to build more substantial relations with foreign governments.

During the Xi-Obama meetings at the 2013 Annenberg Retreat in California and the 2014 Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Beijing, the US President Obama had agreed on Xi's proposals to form a new model of major-country relationship.

Accordingly, Xi’s visit to the US will be of historic significance for modern China. It is expected that Xi’s visit will promote the new model of major power ties between China and the US.

Negotiations among major powers require various strategies. Before the US visit, President Xi has made some bold moves: Proposed by President Xi in October 2013, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is designed to boost infrastructure construction in Asian-Pacific region, which attracted 57 founding countries including Britain, France, Germany and Italy. The Beijing-headquartered bank is scheduled to start operation at the end of the year.

Meanwhile, President Xi also put forward the Belt and Road Initiatives in 2013 with a goal of reviving ancient trade routes or "Silk Road" to connect Asia, Europe and Africa. China officially unveiled the ambitious initiative in March.

Under Xi’s leadership, China has also rescued the stock market. When foreign capital vanished from the Chinese stock market, China recently almost experienced a catastrophe. However, the Chinese government saw through the tricks and saved the stock market.

China also successfully responded when Western countries' were clamoring to keep China’s Yuan to appreciate even higher. The country refused to listen to their nonsense.

Additionally, China held the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the victory of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and World Anti-fascism War, showcasing its mighty military discipline and advanced weapons.
   
A nation without power cannot keep a foothold on the international stage. The US acts as the world’s police officer, but has gradually acknowledged its collaboration with China since the US economy has recovered slowly and Washington can no longer deal with world affairs by itself in a smooth manner.

The China-US relationship stands at a crucial juncture, but Beijing anticipates that President Xi's visit will achieve positive results.

After his first stop in Seattle, a city recognized for its high technology sector, Xi will then travel to New York where traditional financial magnates reside.

Meanwhile diplomatic tensions in the Asia-Pacific region, cyber-network security, Washington’s reluctance to join the AIIB, China Yuan exchange rates are vital issues of concern for both parties.

A friendly Sino-US relationship can be built to last for decades and centuries to come, so long as Chinese leaders and overseas Chinese make persistent efforts to help Americans better understand the real China.

 

( The opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Panview or CCTV.com. )

 

 

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