US says its relationship with hina important

Added On October 12, 2018

The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday that the United States and China have an "important relationship" that Washington needs to "work hard to maintain."
State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert made the remarks at a daily briefing when asked about how to characterize U.S.-China ties.
Describing China as a "competitor," Nauert said that it's a complex and broad-based relationship that they have with China.
She noted the two sides share "areas of common interest," including the denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.
The spokesperson also pointed to areas of disagreement and challenges between the two countries, saying "it's obviously an important relationship that we need to work hard to maintain." 
On Monday, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with visiting U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, saying that China and the United States should "follow the right path of win-win cooperation, rather than go astray toward conflict and confrontation."
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Joint Communique on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and the United States.