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Clinton lays out US strategy on relations with China

01-15-2011 14:21 BJT Special Report:Chinese President Hu Jintao Visits US |

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has laid out her country's strategy on relations with China, reaffirming that Washington welcomes Beijing as a rising power.

During a speech delivered at the State Department, ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit, Clinton said the US is practicing robust regional engagement in the Asia-Pacific Region, working to build trust between Washington and Beijing, and committing to expanding economic, political, and security cooperation between the two sides wherever possible.

On the issue of bilateral trust, Clinton believes both countries need to work with and respect each other, while weathering disagreements when they do arise.

She says the US is enjoying a positive relationship with China, and savors the chance for a positive future. She stresses that the US welcomes China's efforts, not only to lift its own people out of poverty, but also to export prosperity and opportunity.

Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State, said, "We're firmly embedding our relationship with China China's transformation, made possible primarily by the hard work of its people, and the vision of its leaders, was also aided by a open and dynamic global economy, and by the American power that has long secured stability in the region. It has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty, and helps drive global prosperity. The United States has welcomed this growth, and we have benefited from it."



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