Yang Jiechi calls for bringing China-U.S. ties back on track
Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Wednesday called on the U.S. to work with China to bring bilateral relations back on track as soon as possible.
Yang, also director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks during an online meeting with U.S. delegates from the Democratic Party and the Republican Party.
Recalling the recent phone call between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden, Yang said the two heads of states had a frank, in-depth and extensive strategic communication and exchange on important issues including bilateral ties.
The senior diplomat urged the U.S. government to correct its erroneous China policy, meet China halfway and jointly take positive actions to implement the important consensus of the two heads of states.
Yang also highlighted the necessity of having dialogues between political party leaders from the two countries, saying it could help enhance mutual understanding and deepen cooperation.
He also voiced hope that the two parties and visionary people in the U.S. will continue to play an active role in developing bilateral ties.
Calling China-U.S. ties the most important bilateral relationship in the world, the U.S. representatives said the people of the U.S. and China and countries around the world have long benefited from U.S.-China exchanges and cooperation.
Global challenges, such as addressing climate change, fighting the pandemic and recovering the economy, require increased U.S.-China cooperation, the U.S. side added.
The U.S. representatives also called for striving to deepen communication, continue to expand cooperation in trade and investment, people-to-people contact and other fields, and jointly promote the positive development of U.S.-China relations.