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President Xi reinforces Sino-US relations

Editor: Li Kun 丨CCTV.com

09-28-2015 16:38 BJT

By Su Hao, professor of China Foreign Affairs University; Wang Zheng, a Ph.D. candidate majoring in Diplomacy, China Foreign Affairs University

Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a four-day state visit to the United States from Sept. 22 to Sept.26, which yielded fruitful results.

It may be US President Barack Obama's last discussions on state affairs with Chinese leaders during his term in office. The two leaders had in-depth, frank and constructive talks.

Facing differences on some issues, both sides had reached a consensus on 49 bilateral and international  issues of common concern. They set the political tone for building a new Sino-US model of major-country relationship.

There's a deepening of Sino-US economic and trade cooperation. They strengthened judicial reforms and law-based governance as both sides endorse anti-corruption and law enforcement efforts.

The two countries favor internet security cooperation and agreed to join efforts in combating terrorism   as well as promoting nuclear security dialogue and set-up of cooperation mechanism.

Both sides will coordinate on South China Sea issues to maintain navigation freedom and maritime security.

The two militaries had also come to a new understanding on air safety and crisis communications that will benefit China and the US Coast Guards. The Chinese Navy is invited to join the 2016 Rim of the Pacific Drills organized by the US.

Beijing and Washington will enhance cultural exchanges. 2016 will be the year of China-US tourism, while both sides will carry out the Pan-Pacific China-US Cultural Exchange Cooperation Project to expand young students exchange programs. The two sides will promote peace, prosperity, and stability of the Asia-Pacific region.

Both sides support the United Nations' role in handling international affairs such as food security, climate change, humanitarian aid, health security, and natural disasters.

The two nations signed cooperation agreements that are pragmatic, workable and feasible.

Despite bilateral tensions, the two leaders focused on solutions. They discussed network security, the RMB exchange rate, reform of international financial institutions.

The Sino-US relations transformation occurs at a crucial moment. President Xi's charm had appealed to people from both nations. Xi's state visit created a good atmosphere for sustainable bilateral relations.

 

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