China Focus: Xi calls for steady development of Sino-U.S. ties

Source: Xinhua

BEIJING, April 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping called for more communication and cooperation between China and the United States on Tuesday, urging the two sides to push for sustainable, healthy and steady development of bilateral relations.

Xi made the remarks during a meeting with former U.S. Secretary of Treasury Henry Paulson in Beijing.

Xi appreciated the positive efforts of Paulson and the Paulson Institute in promoting bilateral exchanges and cooperation.

At present, China-U.S. ties have a sound development, Xi said, noting that bilateral ties and cooperation on regional and global issues shows strong vitality in the process of building a new model of major-country relationship.

Xi said he and U.S. President Barack Obama reached important consensus on further promoting bilateral ties during their meeting in Washington in March.

Xi called on the two countries to make joint efforts to strengthen communication, focus on cooperation and manage their differences to push for sustainable, healthy and steady development of bilateral ties.

Xi briefed Paulson on China's economic situation, saying that China has ensured its economic and social development keeps steady despite the downward pressure of global economy.

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Chelsea Collier