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China, U.S. Pledge Cooperation
   2014-07-09 19:16:27    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Liu

Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the joint opening ceremony of the Sixth Round of China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue and the Fifth Round of China-U.S. High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange in Beijing, capital of China, July 9, 2014. [Photo: Xinhua]

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As the high-level dialogues are underway, both China and the US are promising improvements in cooperation and the handling of differences.

In their opening speeches, the Chinese president and US secretary of state echoed each other on major topics, as other delegates met over a long list of topics to discuss or argue.

CRI's Luo Wen reports.


As a variety of topics are being discussed, there is much potential for clashes or conflicts if discussions are not handled properly.
But President Xi Jinping himself is urging delegates to set aside their differences, at least for the time being, and he's emphasizing the need for cooperation.

He used his speech to explain why now is not the time for confrontation.

"China -US cooperation can be a significant achievement that is beneficial to both sides and to the world. China-U.S. confrontation, to the two countries and the world, would definitely be a disaster.
Under these circumstances, we on both sides should look at the big picture of their ties, strengthen them, stick to cooperation and avoid confrontation."

Using a similar tone, Secretary of States John Kerry said the US is willing to take concrete actions with China to achieve common prosperity.
"We are determined to choose the path of peace and prosperity and cooperation, and yes even competition but not conflict. When the United States and China work with each other, we both stand to gain a great deal and that's why we are committed to a new model of relations of great-country relationship. A mutually-beneficial relationship in which we cooperate in areas of common interest and constructively manage the differences."

This year's dialogue comes at a critical time as the two countries celebrate the 35th anniversary of their diplomatic ties.

For the past decades, the world has witnessed the rise of China from poverty to become the world's second largest economy, and the biggest player in terms of global trade.

Relations between an existing superpower and a rising power have long been a topic worldwide.

As many people like to point out, clashes are unavoidable.

But Beijing and Washington are now conducting annual dialogues as they look to avoid old global patterns and establish a better way forward.

A year ago, President Xi Jinping and President Obama agreed to build a new-model relationship between their respective countries based on building trust, finding new avenues of cooperation, and developing deeper ties between nations.

It is not expected to be easy, and that's why President Xi Jinping has called on both sides to overcome all difficulties together:

"The building of a new model of a major-country relationship between China and the United States is an unprecedented and innovative endeavor. There is no ready-made experience to follow and it is natural that some difficulties and even setbacks may occur. Problems in China-U.S. relations are not to be afraid, as long as both sides work to solve them, instead of being distracted by them."

The two-day dialogue was established in 2009.

It has offered a platform for both countries to address bilateral, regional and global challenges and opportunities.

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