Wang Yi: Cooperation is key to China-U.S. relationship
China and the United States should continue to cooperate and reject confrontation in diplomatic relations, Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councilor Wang Yi said on Friday.
The two countries recently marked the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties, and have seen both cooperation and competition in the past four decades. The right attitude to their future relationship is to expand cooperation, Wang said.
Wang made the remarks at a press conference on the sidelines of the second session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing, in response to a question on the achievements and challenges in China-U.S. ties.
Wang urged the U.S. to reject a zero-sum approach, and deepen cooperation in order to achieve win-win outcomes.
It is a good time to review the past and plan for the future, Wang said.
The most important lesson for the two countries is that they stand to gain from cooperation and lose from confrontation, the foreign minister said, adding that the two sides should stay the course without doubts.