Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan on Friday called on China and the United States to strengthen economic cooperation and avoid politicizing economic issues.
Wang made the remarks while meeting with Wendell P. Weeks, chairman and chief executive officer of Corning Incorporated, a large manufacturer of specialty glass and ceramics.
Wang welcomed Corning's continued investment expansion in China, saying the economies of China and the U.S. were interdependent and highly complementary.
He called on the two sides to step up economic cooperation and make joint efforts to build a positive, cooperative and comprehensive Sino-U.S. relationship for the 21st century.
Weeks expressed Corning's willingness to further cooperation with China.
Later Friday, Wang also met with Josef Ackermann, chairman of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committee of the Deutsche Bank.
During their meeting, the two sides exchanged views on the current international economic and financial situation as well as the reform of international financial supervision and regulation.