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China-US ties-Win-win cooperation highlighted

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Added On September 18, 2015

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Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to the U.S. this month, in what is being seen as a landmark trip.

 
The visit is expected to further promote all-round practical cooperation between the two sides, with a focus on creating new cooperative formats and enlarging financing channels.
 
We spoke with expert Aleksy Maslov to find out more about the significance of the trip.
 
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SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH): ALEKSEY MASLOV, Expert of Asian Studies in Russian Higher School of Economics
"The visit of Xi Jinping to the United States should be in general very successful, because the present relations between China and the USA are very complicated and multilayered. It means that there are a lot of contradictions and in some fractions. But at the same time trade overflow between China and the USA develops very fast. And China really could be a great investor to the United States and at the same time to develop joined technologies." 
 
China is currently making bold endeavors to make the Asia-Pacific a stable, peaceful and tranquil region. It is also providing other countries in the region with opportunities to foster economic growth and improve livelihoods.
 
At the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Xi visited Russia to attend a ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Great Patriotic War in Moscow earlier this year. 
 
The two top leaders are expected to add new content to bilateral ties and break new ground together, showing their relationship has entered a new development phase.
 
However, the development of the relationship between Russia and China has raised some concern. Some worry that this could pose a threat to the U.S. Vlasimir Zharikhin thinks there is no cause for such concern.
 
SOUNDBITE (RUSSIAN): VLADIMIR ZHARIKHIN, deputy director, Institute of the CIS Countries
"As for the U.S. worries over Russia and China rapprochement, there are two moments here. I should remind – who actually contributed to that to the greatest extent? I think it was the U.S. that initiated creating an atmosphere of a seized fortress for the Eurasia countries. Thus, they contributed to an immediate and active rapprochement of our countries." 
"Secondly, I think that they have made a very serious mistake when they started all those provocations in Ukraine. I am sure they were engaged into all that including the situation in Hong Kong. Their ears were clearly seen even there."
 
Aleksey Maslov head of the School of Asian Studies of the Higher School of Economics shared the same view.
 
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH): ALEKSEY MASLOV, Expert of Asian Studies in Russian Higher School of Economics
"For sure the United States tries to develop the new ground for negotiations- first of all, to kick out China from the active part of negotiations and to press China and to make China softer and more flexible. But I think these are completely useless efforts, because we know the same activities from the United States- the same cyber attacks on China, as well on Russia. I think it's a modern world and we should survive in this kind of situation."
 
China has expressed willingness to pursue friendly coexistence and win-win cooperation with its neighboring countries. It's ambition to leverage respective advantages and enhance cooperation in global governance is expected to be the highlight during Xi's landmark visit to the US.