Chinese Ambassador calls for more Sino-US cooperation

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Added On February 9, 2019

Chinese Ambassador to the United States, Cui Tiankai, has called for more cooperation between China and the U.S.

 
Speaking at a reception for the anniversary of China-U.S. diplomatic relations and the Chinese New Year, Cui said history has proven that cooperation serves the interest of both countries.
 
He said cooperation is not only essential for both countries but also for the world, adding that overcoming the global financial crisis and finding a political solution to the situation on the Korean Peninsula were two success stories where the two countries worked side by side.
 
SOUNDBITE:(ENGLISH) CUI TIANKAI, Chinese Ambassador to US:
 
"New global challenges keep coming up. More than ever before, the world needs China and the U.S. to work together."
 
Acknowledging the differences between China and the United States, Cui said both countries "need to properly handle differences."
 
SOUNDBITE:(ENGLISH) CUI TIANKAI, Chinese Ambassador to US:
 
"We need to respect each other's independent choice of social systems and paths of development, and accommodate each other's core interests and concerns. Whether on economic or security issues, we can always find a way out if we address the differences with candor and good faith, based on mutual respect and common interest."
 
The ambassador warned that talks of "decoupling" China and the United States would be disastrous for the world economy, pledging that "China will open its door wider to the United States and look forward to more cooperation at various levels."
 
SOUNDBITE:(ENGLISH) CUI TIANKAI, Chinese Ambassador to US:
 
"We are the two largest economies in the world. Each has its own strengths. Each is complementary to the other. Both have much greater opportunities if we stay open to each other. Both will be much more prosperous if we cooperate with each other."
 
Cui also called on the two countries to promote mutual understanding, stay open to each other, step up people-to-people exchanges and get more connected.