Chinese envoy holds 'constructive' talks with U.S. commerce secretary ahead of her China visit

Chinese Ambassador to the United States Xie Feng on Tuesday had a constructive discussion on China-U.S. economic and trade ties during a meeting with U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo in the United States, days ahead of her visit to China.

Both sides agreed that the meeting was "in-depth, pragmatic and constructive," and expressed the hope of maintaining communication, according to a statement by the Chinese embassy.

China's U.S. policy has always been consistent, which follows the three principles of mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation proposed by the Chinese leadership, Xie said.

Noting instability and turbulences in the world, the sluggish global economic recovery and multiple crises that are emerging one after another, the Chinese ambassador urged Washington to work together with Beijing.

"China and the United States are on the same planet and under the same blue sky. Since we are all in the same boat, no country can remain insulated, let alone seeking profits at the expense of others. The right way is to work together and help each other out," he said.

Xie also clarified China's concerns and position on economic and trade issues, and asked the U.S. side to attach great importance and take actions to resolve them.

He expressed the hope that the U.S. will work with China in the same direction, lengthen lists of cooperation while shortening negative lists, and make joint efforts to stabilize China-U.S. relations.

Raimondo will visit China from August 27 to 30 at the invitation of Chinese Commerce Minister Wang Wentao, the Ministry of Commerce announced on Tuesday.

(Cover: National flags of China and the United States. /CFP)

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