Chinese President Xi Jinping met this Wednesday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing with Gavin Newsom, governor of the US state of California.
It is noted that China and the United States, as the world’s two largest economies, account for more than a third of the global economy and almost a quarter of the world’s population, and that bilateral trade plays a role a fifth of the total world, Xi said. that the interests of both sides are closely intertwined.
Xi emphasized that the achievements of China-US relations were not easy and therefore should be appreciated more.
China’s policy towards the United States, which is mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and mutually beneficial cooperation, is consistent, Xi stressed, adding that China will continue to work in this direction and hopes that the United States will cooperate with China in the same direction.
Recalling his experience in visiting California, Xi introduced China’s ecological transition and the corresponding local development, saying that the good development of China-US relations requires the joint efforts of all parties. .
The foundation of China-US relations lies in the people, the hope lies in the people, the future lies in the youth and the vitality lies in the subnational areas, Xi said.
Xi noted that he highly values and supports cross-sector exchanges and subnational cooperation between China and the United States, and expressed the hope that Newsom’s visit will enhance mutual understanding and play a positive role in expanding cooperation between China and the United States. California and promote the good and steady development of China-US relations.
China and the United States enjoy great potential for cooperation in the areas of promoting green development and tackling climate change. The two sides should strengthen cooperation in this regard and make it a new milestone in the development of China-US relations, Xi said.
For his part, Newsom said that in recent decades, China has made remarkable achievements in its development, especially in the field of new energy in recent years.
There is no other bilateral relationship more important than the one between the United States and China, and the bilateral relationship is important to the future of the United States and will influence the well-being of its people, Newsom said.
Newsom has indicated he is willing to push California to strengthen exchanges with China and seek closer cooperation in areas such as climate change and new energy. California wants to be a strong, stable and long-term partner with China, he added.
Senior Chinese official Wang Yi attended the meeting.