Common Development Should Become A Major Consensus of China And The US——Remarks by Ambassador Qin Gang at the Annual Gala of US-China Policy Foundation

On December 21, the US-China Policy Foundation hosted its Annual Gala. Chinese Ambassador to the US Qin Gang delivered remarks.

In his remarks, Ambassador Qin said, over the past few years, the China-US relationship has gone through serious difficulties. This is not in the fundamental interests of the two peoples. China's development is aimed at meeting the people's aspiration for a better life, not to enter into a win-lose competition with any country. In fact, China's sustained and stable development is not a threat to the United States. It is a major opportunity and benefit. Common development should become a major consensus of China and the US. We hope that the US will respect the Chinese people’s right to pursue a better life and accept China’s development. President Xi Jinping stressed that China and the US should respect each other, coexist peacefully and carry out win-win cooperation. I hope all of you will pool wisdom, jointly explore how our two countries can get along with each other, and how to take China-US relations back to the right track of healthy and stable development.

The US participants review the history and look forward to the future of US-China relationship. They mainly emphasize the importance of strengthening exchanges and communication, as well as enhancing mutual understanding and trust between the US and China.

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The US-China Policy Foundation (USCPF) was founded in 1995, dedicated to promote mutual understanding between policy makers, government officials and researchers between the US and China to promote US-China relationship. Representative of Washington State and co-chair of the "US-China Working Group" from the United States House of Representatives Rick Larsen, The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US Department of State Rick Waters, Former United States Ambassador to China J. Stapleton Roy as well as others attended the event.

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