U.S. will also benefit from China's development, says Wang Qishan
Updated 20:29, 13-Jan-2019
Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan said that the pace of China's reform will not stall no matter how what happens in terms of international circumstances, and that the world, including the United States, will surely benefit more from China's development and progress.
He made the remarks at a Thursday reception to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States.
Wang recalled that 40 years ago, leaders of China and the U.S. made a great decision to establish diplomatic relations between the two sides, opening a new chapter in China-U.S. relations with extraordinary strategic vision and political courage.
China-U.S. relations have not only brought huge benefits to the people of the two countries, but also contributed to world peace, stability and prosperity, though the process has not always been smooth, he added.
The direction of China-U.S. relations is guided through interactions between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump recently, Wang said, giving examples of the two leaders's successful meeting in December, productive phone call and congratulatory messages for the 40th anniversary.
Wang added that the two sides should adhere to the three joint communiques between China and the U.S. as well as the consensus reached by the two heads of states.
The two sides should properly handle and manage differences through dialogue and consultation, he said, noting that more common interests should be expanded.
More than 300 guests attended the reception including Terry Branstad, the U.S. Ambassador to China.